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DSC-F717 ON/OFF Switch Broke

I managed to break the plastic tab off the on/off switch. Can I buy a replacement part and fix it myself? (I've been looking around for parts without much success.) Thanks -- Frank in NY

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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)

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