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DSC H5 - shutter button problem

My cam dont work with half button for focus. I need de manual repair for disassembly and fix it.

 

Could you help-me?

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    same issue,

  • fma_cl Jun 02, 2008

    pre-focus don't work, and now, the shutter button fell off. i turn 5 or 10° the silver part and remove the lid and joined the piece that had broken (i fix it), but the pre-focus still not working

  • berkanozturk Jun 30, 2008

    same problem unfortunately
    Anyone knows how to fix it?


  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    same problem --- press the shutter button half-way down and no focusing (this was after we had the same problem "repaired" last summer)

  • jimmyjam06 Oct 26, 2008

    My shutter botton fell out, the new one has arrived but how do I remove the rest of the old shutter assimbly?

  • erika_nuss Nov 11, 2008

    My shutter button fell off, I ordered the new shutter button for $31, it came in, and I was able to remove the rest of the old one....now i can't get the new one on.......!!

  • zteknologies Feb 09, 2009

    pretty neat trick, hats off to you, i had my shutter button break as well see below

    My thumbtack seems to work, though any type of "pre focus" is out the window, and if you latch the tape down to tight it will hold the shutter open, not a good thing for the drive motors.

    otherwise very inventive



    ***************

    Hi Everyone,
    Just wanted to add my name to
    the growing list of people who have lost their shutter buttons. Mine
    was lost on a ski trip last night (but unlike normal consumers, I work
    for the associated press and mine was lost while on assignment) we
    NEVER take larger cameras on teh mountains and i would love to bill
    sony for this as it cost me lots of good photos. One thing was i
    thought i had broken it but i couldnt for the life of me figure out
    how, i am rough with my gear but on this night had done nothing out of
    the ordinary.
    I am guessing sony (like all other companys) is
    letting the japs or ostrich lovers make the parts nowadays. This would
    explain the crappy performance of the zoom in video mode, lousy focus
    in and out during hd videos (our camera has an hd converter custom
    built in with a wifi that reaches up to a mile so images can be
    offloaded once taken immediately) and now the button. Dont even get me
    started on the lousy battery life.
    Well i am off to try the thumbtack option, i am not giving sony (or its foreign incompetent slave workers) any more of my money.
    I am not saying not to buy sony btw, just beware what you are getting, obviously someone screwed up on the design.
    Good camera otherwise though, nice clear pictures overall!
    Jason
    NCR Media
    AP Photographer





  • MABasMabster Mar 03, 2009

    Focus-fix does not work by pressing shutter button halfway. Camera have run about 5300 shots so far.

  • bartkinbote Mar 10, 2009

    half-pressed autofocus won't work.

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Here is a $2 fix to this problem.
It just takes some electrical tape, a small piece of manila paper or similar and one thumbtack.

After the silver shutter button fell off, I tried a thumbtack and found that it did a good job of doing the pre-focus and capturing of the image. I then took a piece of black electrical tape about 3 inches long and in the middle, pasted on a small circle of construction paper or manila folder type of paper slightly bigger than the head of the thumbtack. This piece of cardboard will lie on top of the thumbtack head. This prevents the electrical tape from sticking directly to the thumbtack so that the thumbtack is free to move up and down (and trapped in position) without being stuck to the tape. I then put the electrical tape in position so that the thumbtack is held with its pin stuck into the shutter button.

Works well and doesn't look that bad either since the black tape blends into the body and the thumbtack is not visible.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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I have used a piece of pencil rubber cut in the size of the hole after removal of the shutter button. The squared form makes it fixed to the camera for some time, but I have to change the rubber. In the rubber I pin a piece for paper clip, but the thumbtack sounds better. I has been working for 1½ year now. The button broke in the camera bag - fine when placing the camera and of when pulling it out.lcakim@gmail.com

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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This is not Suggest a Solution for this Problem. but my h5 shutter button accually FLYING-off from body case.. on vacation

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Are you sure you did not activate "Manual Focus"?
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If so, press it once more to get "Multipoint" mode back to life...

And read the camera manual. It's a goot place to look for this kind of answers.

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The switch block can be defective as other functons are doing well. for assitance see the links else where and we can help you.

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