Introduction

If buttons are unresponsive, they may require cleaning. This guide will go through the procedure of button cleaning.

Image 1/1: Remove all of the visible screws on the outside of the case.
  • Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

  • Remove all of the visible screws on the outside of the case.

  • There should be three of them that are all easily located.

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Image 1/1: Remove the screw next to the memory card slot.
  • Open the memory card compartment.

  • Remove the screw next to the memory card slot.

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Image 1/1: The front cover should come completely free with little effort.
  • Pull apart the front and back cover pieces carefully.

  • The front cover should come completely free with little effort.

  • The back cover will still be attached to the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: The circuitry will still be connected to the back case by ribbon cables.
  • Simultaneously unclip all of the clips holding in the circuitry. Remove the back case.

  • The circuitry will still be connected to the back case by ribbon cables.

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  • Open the case as shown.

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Image 1/1: Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.
  • Unclip the clip holding the ribbon cable in.

  • Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the metal plate.
  • Remove the 7 screws on the back side of the case, as shown in the picture.

  • Remove the metal plate.

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Image 1/1: Be careful, broken and loose buttons may not be secure and could fall out.
  • Remove the LCD plate, ribbon cables and LCD display.

  • Be careful, broken and loose buttons may not be secure and could fall out.

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Image 1/1: Replace faulty and broken buttons as necessary.
  • Clean out dust and debris from button interface.

  • Replace faulty and broken buttons as necessary.

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Conclusion

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

Trevor

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It just doesn't work this way! Forgotten, but very important hints:

Before step 4: Do step 5 to 7 and remove the back case. Then clip off the one clip marked by a red circle in step 4. Disconnect the little red/black cable on the lens side, right next to the "2x optical zoom" writing on the case. Now the front case is still connected by a ribbon cable: In step 6 you can see the ribbon cable, which holds the back cover (and which you have just disconnected). Watch the small white connector marked in the picture with a red square. Right below the red square, you see another white connector (with no cable plugged in on the picture). This connector has no lock, like the one above, just pull the cable out. Now the back case is free!

Dennis.

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