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Looking for Jolla C / Intex Aqua Fish camera module

asked 2017-12-28 15:44:22 +0300

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updated 2018-02-14 21:07:33 +0300

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Ahoi Sailors,

The camera in my Aqua fish seems to be dying. If anyone has a broken device with a working camera module willing to sell please let me know. Due to the shipping cost european locations preferred.

Also if anyone knows a compatible camera module please let me know. I doubt that this module have been only manufactured for these devices.

Thanks in advance!

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I think mine has died/is dying too (not that I ever used it much since it's absolute sh*t), but if anybody can find out the module model we could get one from Aliexpress or such.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2017-12-29 21:24:14 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-12-29 15:11:15 +0300

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updated 2017-12-30 08:30:53 +0300

i have one and i don't want to make profit. so say what you are willed to pay, i check the shipping costs to (i assume hungary ?), but they should be below 5 euros as it is a tiny piece.

contact me via: talk[@]ich-habe-fertig[.]com

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You are the seller so you name it ;)

martonmiklos ( 2017-12-29 15:32:29 +0300 )edit

no, i have no cliue. tell me what you are.willed to.pay, i add shipping.from austria to ? and its fine

pawel ( 2017-12-29 22:33:10 +0300 )edit

open price pls , how many piece do u have ??

wganis ( 2017-12-30 01:54:54 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-12-30 08:36:36 +0300

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here is a picture of the module with some number. @Giacomo Di Giacomo

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Hey, This is the front camera, and I am looking for the main (rear) one.

Just for posterity the main camera in mine has the following labeling: ST5-YSL500D-B-V1

I have kind of reverse engineered the pinout:

+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+ | | 24 | 23 | 22 | 21 | 20 | 19 | 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | | | GND | 2V8 | ? | ? | ? | CSI | CSI | CSI | CSI | CSI | CSI | ? | | | ? | ? | 1V8 | 1V2 | ? | ? | ? | ? | ? | GND | 2V8 | ? | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | +--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+ I2C and MIPI/CSI clock could be identified with a scope if necessary.

I have looked through a lot of 2 lane 8MP AF camera modules for existing phones but most of them using 30 pin connector.

martonmiklos ( 2017-12-30 11:23:30 +0300 )edit

Thank you @pawel. I guess the F and B stand for Front and Back, so I doubt that those markings will lead anywhere. The rest of the writings are the same so I guess they are specific for the phone model.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2017-12-30 12:35:05 +0300 )edit

@Giacomo Di Giacomo The L500 is the device's codename in the dts file and in the kernel. So yeah this is a device specific sensor.

martonmiklos ( 2017-12-30 12:49:25 +0300 )edit

and it was the wrong one ;-(

pawel ( 2017-12-30 16:38:37 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-12-30 11:46:41 +0300

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updated 2018-02-14 20:41:31 +0300

I have decided to take off the heatspreader from the back of the module, with a knife. It turned out to be a bad idea, so I hurt my sensor pretty badly.

But I have gained some knowledge about the module construction which might help either finding a compatible or for possible repairs.

The sensor made up from two PCB-s:

One the flex PCB which goes to the connector:

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And there is an another one where the sensor itself is bonded:

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On the bottom of this board you can clearly see that this PCB soldered to the flex with "QFN stlye". Maybe these solder joints could be bad too? image description

The sensor PCB has the following marking: SP00198-8858 or similar.

Unfortunately I cannot take pictures through my microscope, but the soldering quality between the flex and the main board looks crap, so a carefully controlled reflow of the module might help in similar issues.

At the another hand these findings has a kind of sad conclusion for me: it is possible that this module was especially made for the Jolla C/Aqua Fish, so with high possibility we will not find the same camera in another devices. I think the camera module manufacturer has a standard module (lens+ sensor PCB) and they could design a custom flex PCB for each customer with the proper lenght and connector, etc.

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@martonmiklos - maybe this helps you....

Intext Aquafish specifications (including camera module details;


Omnivision image sensors (8858);


Spam Hunter ( 2017-12-31 12:50:30 +0300 )edit

Thanks @Edz , the sensor type was unclear for me!

martonmiklos ( 2017-12-31 13:02:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-05-02 16:07:55 +0300

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Hi I am looking for main/rear camera module or broken JollaC/Aquafish for spare parts, eg with broken screen or main board. Postage in UE.

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