The Flip Ultra HD is a digital video camcorder by Pure Digital/Cisco, discontinued in 2011

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How can I fix buttons on Flip Ultra without breaking the camcorder?

My flip video ulta 2nd generation camcorder was bumped on its side last week and a few of the buttons stopped working. mainly the up, down, left, and play buttons. I can still record and turn the device on and off. It also still works with my computer.

I attempted to open up my camcorder, thinking I could solve the problem on my own. I've seen the tutorials on how you disassemble a older version of a flip video and though it wouldn't be that different. I ran into some problems after unscrewing the two half's. The top part just won't separate as smoothly as I thought. like it's hooked or glued together on the inside. I stopped in fear of damaging my ultra more. I've looked all around the internet for a better step by step guide on how to repair flip ultra 2nd generation buttons but have found none. I've even tried going through the customer service like first but to no avail.

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That's good news. I would write your comment under an answer an accept your own answer. This way the question gets archived and might help the next person with ur CAM and issue.

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I FIXED IT!

I went drove around to some local repair stored to see what they had to say about my flip ultra. They all told me the same deal, how it was more economical to just buy a new one. Figuring that was my only option, I got over my fears of breaking the camcorder and pried it open. I unscrewed it first, of course, then slowly worked it apart. I wasn't able to get it all the way off but I opened it enough to see what was wrong.

That part that connects the two half's was loose and even came off all the way when I pulled it open two wide. it was a simple matter of putting it back in place to fix the buttons. I feel so ecstatic to have fixed something. Not only that, but, I finally have something to contribute to this site! I want to make a more in dept explanation later. for now though, I'd like to enjoy my flip ultra camcorder 2nd generation

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The reason you had trouble seperation at top is: There are two screws holding it. They drive from the front of the camera. You must detatch the small plate above the lens. Pry from just above lens. It's mostly glued, but clips on the top. Detaching this plate will reveal the two screws your having trouble with.

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I can post this on my blog if you are interested I have several thousand Flip fans visit

http://www.myflip.co.uk

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That would be wonderful! Yes, I would like that very much.

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