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Canon IXUS40, rubber(?) seal between lens rings & body keeps popping out

I have a Canon IXUS40. The rubber(?) seal between lens rings & the body keeps popping out. Is this something I can replace myself? It started to happen when I was travelling somewhere extremely hot. I suspect the heat expanded or softened the ring so it became over-sized for the original diameter, or the adhesive keeping it in place melted. Thanks.

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  • sandy2007 Jun 07, 2008

    Thank you! I suspected it was mainly a barrier to dirt. Thanks for tips on how to replace it.

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It can be replaced, but requires removing the front face of the camera. Here's an example disassembly. Proceed no further than removing the front face to install the seal:
http://www.smashedhat.com/sd300repair/

Not sure where you could find a replacement other than from another (broken) camera. The seal is mainly intended to minimize sand and grit from entering the camera, but is not necessary for operation of the camera.

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