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Sticky zoom button

For some reason, ever since New Years (which means I don't remember how it happened), my zoom button on my Canon SD600 has been sticky. It will still zoom, but it takes much more effort, and it will zoom more than I want it to, and I can't get the right amount of zooming because it just sticks. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    yes same here

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I put some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab and gently cleaned the area around the zoom button, and now it moves freely.

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