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DSC-F717 On/Off switch Jammed

I've had my DCS-F717 for 5 years with no problems - it takes great pictures and I still prefer it to the newer model I bought recently. However, the on/off mechanism is stuck (I think sand/dirt) may have jammed it. Quotes for repairs/cleaning are higher than buying a replacement on e-bay so it's either try and clean it myself or throw it away.
Any advice how to do this or any manuals available for this type of cleaning?

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  • CarolineV Mar 23, 2008

    Thanks Mike - this completely worked and my camera works perfectly - thanks so much for the suggestion, it really worked!
    A very appreciative Caroline



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Greetings CarolineV

I have the same camera, and bought it about 5 1/2 years ago. Last fall I went to an outing with my family and spilled a small amount of coca-cola on the top of my camera. I immediately whiped it off the top, but some of the liquid got under the on/off switch and almost glued it shut. I asked my brother-in-law (an electrical engineer) what I could use to clean it with and that would not short-out the electronics and he suggested lens cleaner from a quality camera shop (which is all alchol based and therefore not going to short-out the electronics)

After about a week of putting a couple of drops directly under the switch every time I used the camera, it finally stopped sticking and now works perfectly. Not sure what is causing your problem, but you may want to try the same treatment and see if it helps - it won't hurt the camera, etc.

Good Luck!

Mike C.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


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