Introduction

If the shutter button of the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS sticks, it could be due to debris or residue inside the camera. This guide will demonstrate how to access the shutter button in order to clean out any unwanted substances.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure that the camera is turned off and that the battery has been removed.
  • Make sure that the camera is turned off and that the battery has been removed.

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Remove the five outermost Phillips  #00 screws from the camera.
  • Remove the five outermost Phillips #00 screws from the camera.

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Remove front panel of camera case to expose the top left ribbon cable, and gently pull upward to disconnect it from the camera.
  • Remove front panel of camera case to expose the top left ribbon cable, and gently pull upward to disconnect it from the camera.

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Remove the single screw on the far left hand side of the camera.
  • Remove the single screw on the far left hand side of the camera.

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Carefully pull the case apart at the seem.
  • Carefully pull the case apart at the seem.

  • The case will detach from the camera in two pieces.

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Remove two screws as seen on the metal plate. From there you will have access to the spring inside the metal plate for further cleaning.
  • Remove two screws as seen on the metal plate. From there you will have access to the spring inside the metal plate for further cleaning.

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Conclusion

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

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