Introduction

If the shutter button does not work, replacing it can fix the problem. Use this guide to access the shutter button for cleaning or replacement.

  1. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

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  2. Remove the two screws from the side  of the camera casing with the strap.  (4mm Phillips 00)
    • Remove the two screws from the side of the camera casing with the strap. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the bottom of the camera. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera opposite the strap. (2mm Phillips 00)

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    • Pull off the front cover.

    • If the top of the cover sticks, use gentle downward pressure on the retention clips above the lens to release.

    • Remove the back cover.

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    • Use the spudger to lift the retaining flap on the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) tab securing the thick ribbon cable.

    • Slide out the ribbon cable using fingers or tweezers.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector.

    • Using tweezers, disconnect the small ribbon cable below the flash assembly from the No Fuss Connector by simply pulling the ribbon cable straight out.

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    • Remove the L shaped brackets from the left and right side of the LCD screen with the spudger tool.

    • The Brackets have tabs that need to be pried up.

    • Remove the screw below the shutter button. (2.5mm Phillips 00)

    • Holding the sides of the LCD screen, lift the screen up and away to remove.

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    • Remove the speaker connector by gripping it with the tool and gently, with a wiggling motion, pull it out.

    • Pull the connector straight out by the white connector. Pulling on the wires will damage them.

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    • Lift off the mechanical shutter button assembly.

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    • Remove the screw (3.5mm Phillips 00) from the top of camera. It is located under the shutter button mechanical assembly.

    • The motherboard, Lens, and Flash assemblies do not need to be removed to access and remove the shutter button.

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    • Use the spudger to lift the shutter button ribbon up out of the alignment tabs.

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    • Hinging the top of the shutter button ribbon up out of the way, remove the screw found underneath. (3.5mm Phillips 00)

    • Ribbon cables are delicate - avoid using excessive force or bending.

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    • On the backside of the camera, remove the screw located at the bottom center of the metal frame beneath the lens assembly. (2.5mm Phillips 00)

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    • Lift out the battery tray. The button ribbon assembly will come with it.

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Conclusion

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

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