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Shutter button jammed halfway down Ixus 55

Hi, The shutter button on our Ixus 55 has jammed halfway down. It's preventing use of zoom function, menus etc.  Is this something that we can fix ourselves, and if so do you have a diagram,  or is this a shop thing?

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  • RHD1 Oct 12, 2008

    I very carefully undid the 6 external screws and took the back off but there was no obvious way to get to the button assembly and an awful lot of very delicate looking circuitry. If I'm going to attempt it again I really need a diagram.
    Thanks anyway.


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If it is a dislocation of the switch then its a minor fault .... open the screws and try to disassemble the top and refit the shutter button ... its should work properly ... be carefull while opening the camera so that you dont damage the camera.....

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