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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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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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remove three screws holding the bottom cover, remove cover. in the middle of the camera is a lever that needs to be latched by pushing it forward. the camera should release and revert to normal usage.

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Hi, I have a F4 one week ago, I've shoot two films, and when i have developed them, i have seen a line of 4 mm wide along the up long side of each photo. Does anybody know what's...


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Remove the lens and set the camera to manual exposure mode. Select the "B" (or "Bulb") shutter speed. Open or even remove the camera back and hold the camera up to a light source and press and hold the shutter. Look through the camera to see whether there is any horizontal obstruction towards the bottom of the film gate ( = top of negative, they're taken upside down). If you see an obstruction then assess the damage and if it's a foreign body then remove it. Note that you must absolutely not reach through the open shutter. If it closes whilst you have your fingers or tools in the way you will ruin the shutter assembly.

If that test shows nothing, then you really have run out of options and need to send the camera to a service centre for diagnosis and repair. It's likely to be a sticking shutter causing an overexposed band across the negative, usually the width of the band would show some variation in width and position depending upon shutter speed.

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I own a Metz 45 CT 1 and I want to change the batteries. How do I get the batteries out?


I take it you mean the rechargeable cells in a NiCd or NiMH battery pack?

Firstly you need to prise the top off the battery pack. This is the end that goes into the flashgun. start at the "flat" side and pull the pieces of plastic on either side of the central divider toward you. They should click out and spring upwards. Work around the battery pack pulling the plastic rim away from the body. You can see where the clips are from the dents in the top plate. Work round towards the back (rounded end). The top will eventually spring off with a bit of help. If the battery has a chrge reminder "switch", remove that bit of plastic and keep it safe for later.

Now remove the long crosshead screw that you find underneath, but don't attempt to prise the unit in half yet. Next remove the battery terminal clips from the plastic. They're a push fit and will probably require some needle-nose pliers to remove. INSULATE THE REMOVED TERMINALS WITH TAPE. Otherwise you may short the terminals and melt something or explode a cell.

Now you can gently prise the two halves of the casing apart. Use a wiggling action and ease the wires down the casing to make room for tilting the two halves apart. (This will make sense as you get the casing apart). The blue and red wires have to be desoldered from the cell terminals before the casing can be completely separated.

You should now be good to remove the cells and insert your new ones. Good luck with that!

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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!

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The camera firmware should be reloaded, if this fails then the camera is likely beyond end user servicing and should be repaired by a professional.

The reason your only seeing bottom half is as the reflex mirror is opening upwards to expose the sensor ( traditional cameras opened the mirror then a shutter to expose film ) your cameras sensor is only registering or transferring the bottom half of the image because it is the image is registered bottom first to the top until the shutter closes and the mirror returns to resting position.

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