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Modifying a NEX7 with a hardwire shutter release jack

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image This article will cover how to add an hardwired shutter remote 2.5mm jack to a Sony NEX7 Camera. This jack will allow you to fire a NEX-7 continuously and precisely with an external pocket wizard, tongue switch, timer, etc. The mod is a lot easier than the Sony NEX-5 but it takes just as much time to make it look pretty. You will need: #0 Philips screw driver 2.5mm jack. Used here is a "CONN AUDIO JACK 2.5MM STEREO SMD...

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Adding a wired shutter to the Sony NEX-6r

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image I haven't modified a Sony NEX camera with a hardwired jack in a while since there are several new mirrorless SLRs out there with remote jacks (our article on mirrorless SLRs for skydiving). This article just shows the picture differences from the NEX7 mod since it's pretty much the same thing. Previously, I've disassembled and modified a Sony NEX-5 and Sony Sony NEX-7. The NEX-6r disassembly is not much different than taking apart the NEX-7, but there is one new clip that you'll need...

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Remove a Broken TV Cable Pin in a Gopro (2.5mm Plug Extraction)

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image I was recently asked to fix a GOPRO HERO2 whose TV pin was broken inside the 2.5mm jack. This is what finally worked for me. It's based off of a similar very long winded video for a 3.5mm headphone jack. Since I like getting to the point, here it is: Find a sturdy shaft that fits inside the 2.5mm jack and can be modified. I chose a wooden Q-tip. A mixing straw or part of a Bic pen may work,...

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GoPro HERO3 Problem, Bugs and Known Issues List

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image GOPRO HERO3 Black Firmware revision 03.03.03 is now available as of 7/29/2013! The latest gopro HERO3 firmware is located here on their site. I recommend checking that you have the latest GOPRO HERO3 firmware by following these instructions. This is the list of the latest GOPRO HERO3 updates. The latest release is pretty damn sweet! I've used if for a few weeks without a single bad video or missed still session! NOTE: It appears gopro has moved to recommending LEXAR 600x class 10...

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How to actually "fix" a BMW or Mini Cooper BCM BC1 unit

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

How to fix your Mini Cooper's BCM module by swapping the car's data chip to a good working unit.

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