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Shutter button broke off

Can i fix this myself, or do i need professional help?

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Love this camera but the shutter button broke off...

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If the button has come out, then it may be that the parts which hold it in are broken, or other damage internally.
One suggestion is to buy a camera like it with another problem such as lens problems.
Trade the parts necessary.

Other option is to have it repaired. That may cost more than it is worth..

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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