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Won't power on

Was getting a little iffy about powering on & then failed completely. Recharged set of batteries tested in a second 5050 work OK. Contacts in camera spotless and batteries making good contact as far as I can see. So I suspect the switch itself has failed: is the mode dial assembly dismantle-able so that the power switch can be fixed? Is it likely to be fixable? I know how to remove the mode dial assembly. I have dismantled & repaired other cameras before & have suitable tools for the job so, please, no suggestions about taking it to an "authorised repairer" (totally uneconomic!).

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    Dave Harris Jan 08, 2008

    Thanks Pishta68 - I knew the assembly was replaceable (I posted a link to a HOWTO for this elsewhere on the site); what I wondered was whether it was possible to dismantle it & repair it! They're available on eBay OK but always from the US: by the time you've paid S&H & import duty & VAT, it's cheaper to buy a whole secondhand camera :{

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The mode dial is replaceable, it is usually about 50 buck on Ebay and its pretty easy to replace. I actually had to repair mine with a small screw as the top popped off. Just remove the back and you can see the mode dial and its ribbon cable. look up c5050 capacitor and youll find a few sites that show you which screws to remove to get the back off (its 7 I believe, 2 under the flash hot shoe, two on the bottom, one on the USB side and 2 under the memory door)

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Very secretive these camera folk about their stuff I guess you will simply have to fumble and hope what you find is repairable with what you have because parts are yet another issue.

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