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Taking apart I wanted to know how to take this camera apart. I have all the screws out but the top doesn't want to separate. Do I need to take the round menu button off and if I do how do I do that? Thanks JL

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I have the service manual in pdf format, drop me a line at and I'll forward it - one thing though - have you taken out the screws under the battery flap? and no - no need to remove the menu button.

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