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Frusterating I have a canon zr45 and the metal button that starts and stops recording isnt working and i have to use the remote in its place can i fix the button?

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  • Billgramp Feb 21, 2008

    I purchased this camera some years ago new. Problems developed with the power switch in first few months.  Sent it to Canon service department during based on 12 month guarantee - but they wouldn't do the repair without lot of money. 




    So I lived with the problem using remote, as you do, but now it won't power up at all.  It was actually a great little camera other than this.  But, it's not worth paying to fix. Certainly not trying to deal with the Canon service personel.   Can I get instructions for opening and making repairs myself?  Source for parts??


    Obviously, I stopped buying Canon cameras with their not honoring their guarantee.  And I have spent several thousands of dollars on NIKON still cameras since.  Too bad since Canon design people appear to be of quality.

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Thanks so much for responding.
Yes, I would like to buy a new switch:  But, Where? Also, I've been very carefully trying to open the camera and haven't found a way into the switch area, even after removing a lot of tiny screws on the housing.  Is there some booklet or other literature showing repair methods?  Surely, there must be such literature for repair people.
By the way, during my career, I often designed, built and  used with very small and delicate mechanisms for my research instruments.  So, I'm not so worried about being capable of replacing tiny parts - if I have some layout diagrams.  I have a lot of the necessary tools in my home lab as well.

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THIS MIGHT NEED A NEW POWER SWITCH THIS IS ABOUT 40 DOLLARS. VERY HARD TO FIND I MIGHT HAVE SOME PLACES TO CHECK. LETME NO IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP.

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