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Power switch stuck down on my Sony DSC-600 digital camera , can I fix this?

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  • Tony Watts Aug 26, 2010

    Thank you Apprentice, you were spot on. Having taken the surround off I can see the white plastic insert is broken. Can you buy the insert or the surround? Thanks again



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The power switch on this camera breaks in half sometimes after a while. Either replace the entire central plastic band of the camera on which the power switch is located or . . . . You can drill a small hole in the plastic and use a paper clip to turn the camera ON and OFF. A bit of a Rub Goldberg fix but it works. See picture for location of the hole. It lines up with the small switch on the circuit board. Power switch stuck down on my Sony DSC-600 digital - 0d405cb.jpg

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  • scriverb Aug 26, 2010

    You cannot buy the small white plastic button but you can find the "Surround" or plastic strip piece that houses the buttons for the Power and Shutter. You can find them at times on Ebay. Or buy a parts camera on ebay for $25 and swap out the part needed. This is what I have done many times before. Or, as I suggested just drill the hole and use a paper clip . . . I use these cams for trail cameras and don't need to turn them on and off manually but rather by wiring them to a control board so this works for me. Good luck.

  • Tony Watts Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks scriverb, I'll keep a look out on ebay for the "Surround". The camera belongs to a lady friend and I can't quite see her even attempting the paperclip solution. Thanks again from the UK for sharing this insight into the repair of this Sony camera



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