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.

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

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Image 1/1: Slide the battery compartment lock to the left to unlock it.
  • Flip the camera around to access the battery compartment.

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

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  • Locate the blue latch that holds the battery in.

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  • Push the latch back to release battery.

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Open the mini HDMI compartment and locate the two 6 mm screw underneath and another to the right of the compartment.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Locate them and unscrew them.
  • Bend the camera's screen forward to uncover two 3 mm screws below the eyepiece.

  • Locate them and unscrew them.

There's also a screw under the dial just to the right of the viewfinder. You have to pull off a sticker in the middle of it to access. I also removed the top part of the camera in order to easier remove the back. It may not be necessary to do this.

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Image 1/2: If necessary, lightly use your hand to pull the the back cover down to completely remove it. Image 2/2: If necessary, lightly use your hand to pull the the back cover down to completely remove it.
  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Carefully turn it over to uncover the bottom of the shutter button. Image 2/2: Carefully turn it over to uncover the bottom of the shutter button.
  • Hold the top of the camera away from the body.

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

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

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

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Image 1/1: Now you will be able to completely remove the camera's shutter button.
  • Turn the top plastic piece back over.

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

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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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