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Canon Powershot A620 Shutter Button Replacement

The shutter button is missing on the camera. The zoom switch is still there and functioning properly. Does the whole top cover need to be replaced or just the zoom switch shutter button and how do I remove it for replacement?

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    i dropped mine and i have the same problem. if you stick a toothpick in the little hole, the camera takes pictures. i just need the button..but all i could find is the top assembly with EVERYTHING for $35 or so.i might have to macgyver it somehow cause i really love this camera.

  • jsmith992 Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem. My 18 month old dropped my camera and the button fell out. The camera still seems to work fine. I found the whole top assembly online as well, but I'm worried that I won't be able to install it myself.

  • mikehmcclung May 09, 2009

    same thing happened to my 620... did anyone ever find a button? (toothpick worked great by the way... but hopefully there's a button available...)

  • Donna Green May 11, 2010

    I have this issue right now. Please let me know what resolution you have found that is cost effective.

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SOURCE: broken shutter

you are a ****

Posted on Jun 05, 2008


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SOURCE: shutter button repair

hi it depends on where it broke and if...(the button) if it just fell then u can just take the new button a shove it in untill theres a CLICK if its broke then u will need to pull out the rest and then shove it in DO NOT TRY TO OPEN THE CAMREA IF U DONT KNOW HOW!! you will brake the pins inside when u will and then it will cost u as a new cam good luck windman

Posted on Feb 14, 2006

HeavyDLB
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SOURCE: MISSING SHUTTER BUTTON ON SURESHOTA520

Dear mitzi:

Unless you are capable of doing a digital camera repair yourself, you will need to call Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 to send the unit in for service.

Though the repair seems simple enough, and you can indeed simply order parts from Canon, these parts come without any instructions or tech support, which effectively leaves you on your own in figuring out how to do the repair.

Your camera may qualify for the Canon Loyalty Program which would allow you to upgrade to a higher refurbished model (usually a camera such as the A560 in this case) at a cost that may be lower than the repair. Depending on the age of your camera it may be a worthwhile option to consider since the upgrade comes with a 6 month replacement warranty.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,
HeavyDLB

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

mcomijohns
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SOURCE: broken shutter

could be a loose ribbon cable or a frozen internal shutter issue. with out looking at it it is hard to properly diagnosis the issue. let me know if I can help out any futher.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: My PowerShot A620 lens isn't working

Don't even try unless you know what you are doing - you can get a nasty belt off a charged flash capacitor (around 300volts) - the lens is more than likely clogged up with sand, this will wear the sliding tracks in the zoom very quickly and will render it useless.
You can buy new lens assemblies (Colchester Camera Repairs) but the cost will be high, around £80.00 just for the part.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: The lens cover on my

so the lens cover is stuck..

carefully press the edges so the cover snaps open.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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