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Power button I went to turn on my camera and the power button stuck in and wouldnt come out and now i can't get it to work?

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    i have the same ****

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[I just posted this in another thread. I hope it helps.] My wife brought this camera home from work for me to look at. It had the sunken/broken power button problem.  The T-shaped hinge was broken where it connects to the power button section. I couldn't see any way to glue or repair it that would be strong enough so I came up with an alternate fix. 
The actual power switch is below the broken button, just a touch below the "ON/OFF" text. I decided to make a button that pushed the switch directly rather than pivoting like the original. 
I needed a push-button shaped object with a shoulder on it (so it wouldn't fall through the hole I was going to drill in the back). I ended up using a small green LED (3mm size I think). I drilled a hole big enough for it to move but not so big it would fall through. I cut the leads off flush with the body and sanded them flat. The hole I drilled lines up with the little bump on the original plastic switch piece. 
So I put the LED in place, the original plastic piece over it and added a little bit of self adhesive felt (that you would stick on the bottom of something to protect your furniture) at the top where the silver button is (just to keep the original button from sinking inward). I put the back on the camera and checked that the power button clicked nicely. It did so I put the camera back together and it's as good as new.  
And it has a snazzy green power button now. 
So if you are handy you can probably fix the camera yourself. 
Good luck - Greg

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  • Stephanie Sep 17, 2010

    Thanks Greg! This was extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to share your solution.

    Stephanie

  • Dick E Sep 23, 2011

    hp m525 switch repair.
    i had broken on off switch, drilled a 1/8 inch hole through the housing 1/8 inch below the /O of the on/off decal on the back of the camera. First the drill will go through the plastic housing.Be careful not to drill any further because the switch is he next thing the drill will hit. Next I bent a paper clip about 1-1/2 in long with a 3/16 inch right angle end which goes into the hole to the switch and epoxy it to the housing to the right of the drilled hole. Leave 1/2 inch unglued between the hole and the epoxy bond so that the clip will spring back when you push the end of the clip into the hole Good Luck- ****

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