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Stuck shutter-button I love this camera and need help. The Shutter-button is stuck all the way down. Anyone have any advise. Thanks so much!!

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Re: Stuck shutter-button

Either just drip small amount of methilated spirits or benzine at the rim of the release button and lift with tweezer ( tweezer into the center of the button ) repeat several times . If this fails remove top cover and clean the shutter relase from inside.

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