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Shutter release button

My shutter release button broke off is it possible to get that button and if so where or how can i get it .? Also with just a small piece like that would fuji send me that piece for free .?

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Fraid not. It is increasing the case now that -with the exception of warranty work repairs are not feasible - The technology and models change so much are are no spares for older kit. A repair shop will cost you -packing shipping and inspection fee plus packing and shipping back to you with little prospect of a repair Money best put toward the next-more up to date camera in my view

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