After using CR 200 for 2 weeks plastic guide inside broke in 3 pieces. Obviously because of design it could not handle the pressure that was applied every time when side holders were pushed togather to fix the phone. Plastic was too thin to handle it. Because device is not cheap and obviously nobody at Nokia authorised service was able to privde this small part, had to re-make it in metal. First, gluing togather broken plastic part, then making imprint of part and casting it in metal. In attached picture you can see the result. However, it would be nice if spareparts for CR200 would be available, but ideally design changed and part originally made from stronger plastic or metal. I believe that number of people will expreience same problem and therefore it would be nice to see what is adviced solution for this.
What an excellent work, I wish I had the same possibility to come up with a metal part.
It's now my second holder with this part broken ...
My ticket remains open with Nokia, eager to see, if and how they respond.
May I ask - would you be able to repeat that and sell one of those to me?
I currently see no other way of getting a hold of a durable replacement part...
Thank you for considering!
I'd buy one of these too
Installation process of new cast metal guide in attached picture. After assambley CR 200 worked perfectly.
I would also buy one (if Nokia won't support it). mine did split into 3 pieces as well and I don't have faith the the glue job will do the trick.
My CR-200 guide also broke after only two weeks of use.
This is a terrible design. By comparison, I have been using my CR-123 for a year now with no problems.
Will Nokia support and repair the CR-200? This item is far too expensive to have break after only two weeks of use....
@ArmandsFM - or, if it is too much trouble to produce these, could you be persuaded to provide the SolidWorks file for us to replicate on our own?
11-11-2013 0:27 - edited 11-11-2013 0:30
Oops, I didn't read carefully. ArmandsFM said that he made a cast, not a model. Ok, then, I'm in the process of getting someone to help render this in Solidworks so I can get it printed on Shapeways. In the meantime, here is my version of the broken part as well as the dimensions I got for the modeler with my digital calipers.
Ok, I got the part modeled and up on Shapeways.
Note that I just ordered my part so I can't say anything about if it will 100% work. I made it available as stainless steel only. I'm not sure how this will look, and guess that at least the cam posts will need some sanding/polishing for smooth operation. However, it was the least expensive of the strongest options for material. On the Shapeways page on Steel you can see how the printed product looks.
When my part comes in in about 3 weeks I'll post a picture of it and share if it worked as a replacement or if the model needs to be tweaked. If you want to be more sure before trying it yourself, you can wait for this next update. For the risk-tolerant feel free to order and share your experience with how it went.
Thanks for sharing your solution! If that works out I'll give you a high five!
And yes, I'm risk free and ordered on the spot
For the time being I had helped myself reinforcing the part. Tried to figure out something durable enough yet as slim as possible to ensure that it still fits. I used an aluminium sheet cut from a soda can using standard power glue. Let's see.
I wish I could afford to buy this, but the shipping is more than double the price of the cam to South Africa. I'll have to try and make another plan.
Thanks for making that up, I've just odered one too, just finished repairing mine for the 3rd time now!!
has anyone else had problems with the arms going out after reassembling? I feel like I have to have it quite loose to get them to work
I got the part from Shapeways today. It is very nice and solid. It appears to work well though there is some filing needed with this version (the central hole is just slightly [~0.05mm] too small, mostly from the rough surface). I'll post photos and the fitting and reassembly instructions soon.