The Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 was released in early in the year 2007. It is upgraded with a 7.2 megapixel camera compared to the previous model's 5.1 camera and has 56mb of internal memory.

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My shutter release button exploded.

My shutter release button exploded on my out of warranty camera. I was just depressing it while taking a photo. It seems that this is a common problem with these shutters, and I've noticed that they changed the shutter from these round versions to the slim narrow ones in the W120. Anyways, the button and the spring has come out. The button has a narrow pin that connects to the center, and this broke off. The end of the end of the pin that came off the button is still stuck there and I can put the button on and make the camera work, but it doesn't stay on. I've noticed ebay sellers that sell the button and spring for only $4. How would I remove the end of this pin and put a new button on?

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Fixed. Used the level 2 service manual (free download) to dissemble the camera. Really bad design. Had to remove side, front, back plates, then LCD, then back electronics PCB and then remove the top block. Initially I got a $4 shutter button and spring from ebay, but it is impossible to attach to the broken block. It's one unit. Ordered the entire top block on ebay for $10. Then put back everything.

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Excellent job, great work. Good luck to you and your camera.

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this is the most comprehensive guide I could find that would get you close to the part you want to fix! looks like a lot of work... but for $4 to fix your camera it seems worth it.Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 AV Port Replacement

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MKburger, here is the Level 2&3 Service manual for your camera. With that and pollytintop's advice, hopefully you get it accomplished. Good Luck

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The service manuals and the guide mention the entire upper block which is sold on ebay for $15. I am just not sure how to put on just the button.

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I looked at it in the service manual and other than replacing the upper block, I do not see anything on the button. Of course, that does not mean it's not possible. Best way to find out would be by disassembling it and to take a good look at the mechanics of it.

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