Introduction

This guide is a walk-through of the process to remove and replace the power and shutter buttons on a Canon PowerShot SD 600.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the camera over so that the battery compartment is visible. The compartment should read "Card/Batt. Open".
  • Turn the camera over so that the battery compartment is visible. The compartment should read "Card/Batt. Open".

  • Open the compartment.

    • Lightly push the compartment lid down and outward. The arrow next to "Card/Batt. Open" indicates the direction you should be pushing.

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Once the lid is open, the battery and SD card compartments become visible.
  • Once the lid is open, the battery and SD card compartments become visible.

  • Notice the red tab on the right side of the battery.

    • Slide this tab off the battery.

    • The battery is now free to slide out of the compartment.

    • The battery will not pop out of the compartment. The camera needs to be tilted in order to slide the battery out.

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To remove the SD card push it down and it will eject out. (SD card not shown)
  • To remove the SD card push it down and it will eject out. (SD card not shown)

  • Be sure the new or recharged battery is facing the correct direction. An arrow on the battery indicates which end should be inserted into the compartment first.

  • If you plan on dissembling the camera further, you should leave the battery and SD card removed. Make sure to close the battery compartment once the battery and the SD card are removed.

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There are six 3mm exterior screws that will need to be removed in order to remove the exterior frame. Two screws near the tripod mount on the underside of the camera. Two screws on the camera left hand side (the face with nothing but screws on it).
  • There are six 3mm exterior screws that will need to be removed in order to remove the exterior frame.

    • Two screws near the tripod mount on the underside of the camera.

    • Two screws on the camera left hand side (the face with nothing but screws on it).

    • Two screws on the camera right hand side, by the wrist strap attachment.

  • Remove the screws using the screwdriver.

  • It is important to note that the camera has been rotated from the previous orientation in order to show the screws properly.

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Remove the wrist strap attachment. Use the spudger to pry it open. Remove the small circular cover underneath the wrist strap attachment.
  • Remove the wrist strap attachment.

    • Use the spudger to pry it open.

  • Remove the small circular cover underneath the wrist strap attachment.

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Carefully pull apart the two parts of the exterior frame. Use the spudger to pry apart the two frame components. Once disconnected, the two parts of the frame can be easily separated by using your fingers.
  • Carefully pull apart the two parts of the exterior frame.

    • Use the spudger to pry apart the two frame components.

    • Once disconnected, the two parts of the frame can be easily separated by using your fingers.

    • The rear frame should be removed first.

  • There should be an O-ring on the front face of the camera. Ensure to keep the O-ring with the front part of the frame.

  • The orientation for the pictures is changed in order to properly show which piece is being removed.

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The power and shutter buttons are located on the top of the camera and are removed as a single unit.
  • The power and shutter buttons are located on the top of the camera and are removed as a single unit.

  • Use the spudger to lift the power/shutter buttons from the camera.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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