15 dollar BGA working Camera

Monday 1st of April 2013
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Error codes that can be fixed with this method:
PrimarySecondary Error code 
1 red light 1RLOD
2 red lights 2RLOD
3 red lights 3RLOD
4 red lights 4RLODYES

Such a camera cost 250 dollars or more from china. I give you the way to make a working one for 15 dollar !!!

Get the materials :

1 5MP webcam orderded on aliexpress.com for 6 dollar
1 X8 zoom for iphone 4 on aliexpress.com for 9 dollar
1 2" plastic tube
some electrical tape or heat shrinkable tube

A 8x zoom for iphone has a 5 or 6 meters focal length. We want to get this point at 30cm in order to install the camera on or near the machine to focalise on the balls. All you have to do is to shift the first lense of the zoom of few centimeters (about 4) to get the focal length smaller. (More you shift, more you reduce the focal length)

Disassemble the zoom

Unscrew the ring and the small lense.
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Make the assembly for the lense
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Make a hinged support
You must make this support in order to make fine focus adjustment
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Assemble the webcam on the zoom
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First result with a bad quality webcam 640x480
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And with a 2MP camera from china(7$)
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If you need help or answers, send email.
Please send me your results and feedbacks at reptooyep@hotmail.fr

PS : Sorry for my poor english, i'm french

Notice: The Tutorials have been done many times and were often successfull, however we cannot guarantee the success and so dont take any responsibility for any damages that might be caused by it, you do it on your own risk!!!



Xbox Repair Guide

Please select the number of (red) lights that your ring of light shows:

0 red lights
1 red light
2 red lights
3 red lights

4 red lights


Error codes

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