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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S40 User Manual

Sony digital camera user manual.
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User's manual / troubleshooting - 91 pages
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Copyright©, PixController http://www.PixController.com, all rights reserved.
This document covers in detail how to modify the Sony DSC-S40 digital camera for remote shutter control from the
PixController Universal or LE camera control board. Please see
support@pixcontroller.com
Please note that if you make this modification to your Sony camera that you will void your
camera's warranty. This modification can also result in damage to your digital camera if
you do not follow the instructions properly.
Tools/Parts Needed
1. 2.4 mm #0 Philips Screwdriver & Small Flat Blade Screwdriver.
2. Fine tipped soldering iron with heat control.
3. 30 Gauge wire. Wire Wrap type wire can be purchased from your local Radio Shack store. Find one of the 3
part numbers: 278-501, 278-502, 278-503. They come in a spool of 50 feet of wire for $2.99
4. Small tweezers.
5. Flat blade screw driver or knife.
6. Sony DSC-S40 flat flex cable from Nature-Qwest, LLC., or purchase the Universal or LE Sony S40 kit.
7. PixController Universal board with Sony S40-U PIC chip, or LE board with LE II PIC chip
How to hardwire the Sony DSC-S40 Digital Camera
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    How to hardwire the Sony DSC-S40 Digital Camera Copyright©, PixController http://www.PixController.com, all rights reserved. This document covers in detail how to modify the Sony DSC-S40 digital camera for remote shutter control from the PixController Universal or LE camera control board. Please see support@pixcontroller.com...

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    Remove batteries and media card Before starting your project be sure to remove the 2 AA internal batteries and the Media Card. Remove the 2 AA batteries and Media Card Remove the camera case screws Remove all 3 screws from the camera case. Be sure to place the screws in a safe place while modifying the camera.

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    Figure 3. In our example we added a Red wire to the solder pad “P” for Power on/off, and Blue to solder pad “S” for shutter. Figure 1 Figure 2 Sony S40 Shutter Assembly cable from Nature Qwest, LLC. Figure 3...

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    Insert the Shutter Assembly Cable The next step is to insert the S40 Shutter Assembly cable into the shutter connector. Locate the shutter connector shown in Figure 4. Using a small pair to tweezers with smooth jaws carefully remove the cable from this connector.

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    Figure 6 Attach the ground wire Next attach the ground wire, which is a small gauge wire, and in our example we added a black wire. This wire is soldered to one of the UBS hood solder pads on the back of the camera near the LCD display. Figure 7 shows the exact location.

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    Once you are complete with this process place the camera case back together and replace the camera case screws. Attaching the Sony S40 to the PixController LE Board and Universal Board 1. Wiring your S40 camera to the PixController LE board.

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    PixController Universal Phone Port Completed Modification...

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    Zoom Lens issue Because of the zoom lens on the Sony S40 this can be an issue to get a good seal between the camera lens and the case as to not get flash bleed during night photos. Figure 8 shows a simple solution to this problem...

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