Introduction

If there are problems with the camera recognizing the press of the shutter button, this guide will show you step-by-step instructions on how to remove the button in order to replace it.

  1. Make sure the camera is turned off by turning the switch to OFF.
    • Make sure the camera is turned off by turning the switch to OFF.

  2. Flip the camera around to access the battery compartment.
    • Flip the camera around to access the battery compartment.

    • Slide the battery compartment lock to the left to unlock it.

    • Locate the blue latch that holds the battery in.

    • Push the latch back to release battery.

    • The battery can now be taken out of its compartment.

    • Turn the camera upside down and unscrew these two bottom 6 mm screws located on either side of the body by using the J00 head screw.

    • Turn the camera sideways.

    • Open the mini HDMI compartment and locate the two 6 mm screw underneath and another to the right of the compartment.

    • Unscrew using the J00 head screw.

    • Locate the two 4 mm screws within the battery compartment and unscrew them using the J00 screw head.

    • Bend the camera's screen forward to uncover two 3 mm screws below the eyepiece.

    • Locate them and unscrew them.

    • Use a plastic opening tool around the body of the camera to wedge the back cover off. Start from the bottom next to the battery compartment.

    • If necessary, lightly use your hand to pull the the back cover down to completely remove it.

    • Once the back cover is off, locate the flash of the camera and push it forward to open it

    • Locate the two 3 mm screws within the flash and unscrew them

    • Hold the camera from the bottom and using a spudger, go around the top of the camera and separate the top plastic piece from the main body.

    • Hold the top of the camera away from the body.

    • Carefully turn it over to uncover the bottom of the shutter button.

    • Locate the two screws holding the shutter button and unscrew them.

    • Once the screws are out, use a pair of tweezers to pull out the circular metal piece under the shutter button.

    • Turn the top plastic piece back over.

    • Now you will be able to completely remove the camera's shutter button.

Conclusion

Now that the shutter button is removed, you will be able to replace it with a new piece. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Check also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3CCJtD0...

You don't need to remove the back cover (and don't try it because first, you need to remove the top cover...)

Philippe Combronde - Reply

Where can i buy a replacement button?

Simon Lundh - Reply

You can find the flexible cable with the shutter button on aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product...

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