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Removing casing I'm having problems removing the camera housing. I can prise open the bottom of the housing, but the top bit, alongside the shutter, where the auto/video rotary dial is, just won't budge. its a powershot A450

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Re: removing casing

I know its not english, but follow the pics...the hard part is popping off the front face plate that is stuck on there with tape

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How difficult is it to replace the screen window?

About 45 minutes and its a bit fiddly. Bought original screen off EBay £42. Remove battery and SD card. Remove 3 screws from back plus 2 from metal strap bracket, 1 from bottom and 2 more from top button trim. Gently prise camera apart. Loosen 2 screws and slide out screen retainers. Remove Screen backing plate. Remove screen gently pull ribbon wire from camera body. Push new screen ribbon wire into socket - this IS fiddly but you must get it aligned right. Push into place with a plastic spatula - fit screen and protector and re-assemble. All you need is a watchmakers Phillips (+) head driver. Good luck.

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Lumix camera broken shutter

The whole lens housing will more than likely need to be replaced, you will need to take it to a camera repair store, but the cost will probably more than a new camera replacement. I suggest cutting your lose and buy new.

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Regrding Olympus Stylus 500.. When turned on the lens cover opens half way twice then closes with a green flashing light and beeping sound.

Have just solved similar problem with mine. Problem turned out to be that the lens cover was very slightly dented in. It didn't really look dented at all, but just wasn't quite symmetrical and was a bit more recessed on the side away from the shutter button. This was causing it to rub on the case when it tried to slide. (Mine had been not sliding completely shut for a while before it stopped opening properly too).

To fix it I undid two small cross head screws which let the front panel be prised off. On mine, with the front panel off, the lens and lens cover mechanism all worked perfectly, as the problem was that the lens cover was rubbing on the front panel. If yours is still broken with the front panel removed, then your problem is not the same as mine...

I used a small screwdriver to push out the metal bar on which the top of the lens cover slides, pushing on the right hand end of the bar to slide it left and out through the USB connector compartment door. That lets the top of the cover come off the bar and move freely. To take the cover off, it has to be detached from the arm which moves it. There is a pivot trapped in a slot in the arm, but once the cover is off the bar at the top, it can be moved down so that the pivot reaches the bigger hole at the bottom end of the slot in the arm. This lets the whole lens cover come off the camera.

I then used a screwdriver to gently push out the middle of the cover until its shape was more symmetrical. (I'm not sure a screwdriver was ideal for this, as there are now tiny lumps in the cover where I was pushing it).

Putting it back together was the reverse of taking it apart, although you can test whether it's fixed or not before doing up the screws holding the front panel on.

Apr 28, 2010 | Olympus ? Stylus 500 Digital Camera

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My canon powershot a640's flash isnt flashing.

I can't believe I just managed to fix exactly this problem on my camera.  Warning - the process hurt somewhat, but it did work.
I dismantled the case very carefully:  After taking the shiny grey cover on the screen end off (3 screws, noting carefully where each screw was), I took the top cover off.  
That was a case of unscrewing three screws at the bottom of the battery compartment (I left them in place, as it looked tricky to locate them again, subsequently working with the camera upside down), then gently prising the top off - there is an internal clip just next to the visual viewfinder, which you have to wiggle a bit - just use a fingernail to prise it open.  The top lifts off - dangling on with its cable.
Here is the unpleasant bit.  Quite accidentally, I shorted the flash capacitor, by touching its circuit board - and got the most surprising electric shock.  
I looked around to see if there was anything else I would be able to do, felt there wasn't, so I put it all back together, in the hopes that it might have fixed my problem.
Hey presto, I now have a working camera with working flash!

Nov 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera

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Shutter closed

Any small distortion to the case will jam the dust shutter mechanism, as will dislodged dust and dirt. Remove the battery and carefuly remove the case screws. DO NOT LOSE. Lift off the front cover, take care with the top control knob and on/off switch as there are dust shields that may tear. This reveals the dust cover mechanism on the front of the camera. Dust off with an air-duster or soft spotlessly clean (new) paintbrush. Check a narrow ribbon cable is plugged-in at the front as this powers the cover motor. Gently guide the case around the top rotary control & on-off switch and line-up the circuit board beneath the rotary switch. Do not force anything together. Lightly re-assemble without screws and insert the battery - you cannot make this test without the cover-on as the case supports the switches needed to control the camera. Check that the cover operates correctly or is jamming on the case cover at the front where the shutter moves. If all OK replace the screws, else gently straighten the case with your fingers. This has happened several times to mine and cleaning it/lightly straightening the case cover always make it work again.

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Repair Fuji F30 shutter button does not work, case damaged

I also dropped my Fuji F30.
The half-press of the shutter didn't work anymore.
I bought a triwing / triblade screwdriver (about 5 euros) to open the case.
The flatcable running from the knobs on top of the F30 to the main print was a bit loose. After reconnecting it, the shutter button was fully functional again.
It seems that from the backside the most 3 three wires in the flatcable are for the shutter, so if your cable is also a bit loose, this might solve the problem.

NB Remember to only open the backside of the casing, there is no need to open the lens-side. Opening and closing the backside is really easy and could be done by anyone with the right tools. (read screwdrivers...)

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the only repair center in florida wants $106.00 just to look at it. any bewtter solutions for a camera I can buy NEW for $180.00??

904 334 5730

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Problem removing camera housing

The top is held in by two plastic snaps, one by the on/off button and the other beside the Canon lettering. The trick is to press down on the front half of the casing with your left thumb (on Canon logo) and use your right hand to gently twist the back half back and forth while pushing out the bottom until the snaps release. Be patient and it will eventually come apart.

Jun 22, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

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