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Power Shot A640

One of the two battery contacts has separated from the base and I need to know what can be done to reattach it. Can I use superglue on the plastic tabs
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No, don't use superglue. Super glue will destroy plastic forever... Try other glue or double side scotch tape...

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Step 5: Dip the swab in the isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. You should use only a light amount; the best way to ensure this is to wear light vinyl gloves, like those used by health care providers, and squeeze the swab with your fingers after dipping it in the solution. Gently clean the contacts on the lens with the swab. After you have done so, use the blower on the lens contacts again.

Step 6: Repeat the procedure on the contacts on the camera body.


Step 7: Reattach the lens to the camera and test it to see if the error or focusing problems still exist. If they do, try cleaning the contacts again.


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