Behind the operation
A few month ago, I accidentally dropped my X100 on the floor. A couple of weeks later, the diopter adjustment control stopped working, but a shake of the camera was enough to put it in the right position so I didn’t bother. A couple of weeks later, my viewfinder curtain started to fail randomly. Since it was getting really annoying, I decided to send the camera to PM2S, the company that take in charge FujiFilm after-sale services in my region.
I had to pay 75€ to get a price quote of 650€. They had to replace the whole lens/sensor/viewfinder module with new parts. They are not competent enough to actually repair stuff: they just replace them with new ones. Since I’m living on a budget, I was stuck with my defective X100.
Last month, after a long road trip, the diopter adjustment locked itself to an extreme correction. It became impossible for me to fix it by shaking the camera like I did before so I had to think about fixing it myself.
This is an illustrated guide that will help you to open the top plate of your FujiFilm X100 camera body, I hope it will help the other people who can’t pay for repair services.
- PH00 Philips screwdriver,
- T1 TORX screwdriver,
- Hands with prehensile thumbs.
Skin your lovely camera
Step 2 (optional but recommended)
Draw a map for the screws
Optional but recommended: draw a map for the screws.
Remove the highlighted screws
Uncap the camera !
If you are going further, please document your work and share it online. Thanks !