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Stuck/sticky option whell

I can barely tun the option wheel on the back of the Canon G9. Great camera for 1 1/2 years. Was in windy environment this summer with some blowing sand but still functioned fine over Christmas. Now try to set manual distance or change shutter speeds and it's almost impossible to turn the wheel.

Ideas?

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RT Ryan

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  • rtryan218 Jan 14, 2009

    I did try a little lubricant both around the outside of the wheel and the inside but no success. Without really exerting some pressure on the wheel it can't be moved and certainly not with just the right thumb while holding the grip and looking through the viewfinder or at the screen. The function center section (MF, mode, macro etc.) still works easily and fine but the wheel will not turn without quite an effort.

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I had this problem as well, I used a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to fix mine. I removed the batteries and used the q-tip to drop a few drops of alcohol into the wheel, and worked it back and forth befor the alcohol evaporated.. it worked for me.

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Thanks for using Fixya! I would try using dry lubricant this works well in situations that needs lube without the mess of grease and oils.

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