How to Fix a Sony DSC-W55 Camera Button

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How to Fix a Sony DSC-W55 Camera Button
You can replace camera control buttons at home. (compact camera image by jimcox40 from

Released in 2007, the Sony DSC-W55 is 7.2 megapixel compact digital camera. The camera case is constructed of metal and plastic components and features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. Like many other cameras in this segment of the market, the camera is controlled through a number of buttons and dials. Over time those buttons may wear to the point where they need to be replaced. Before you attempt to replace the button yourself, contact Sony to see if the warranty on the camera has expired. Once the camera is opened, the warranty will be void.

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  • Small or precision screwdrivers

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    Purchase the replacement button from a Sony authorised camera dealer. Whether it is the shutter release button or one of the selection buttons on the back of the camera, the button itself has no electrical parts. It is simply positioned over the contact inside the camera. If you have an older compact digital camera that no longer works, the buttons on it may work with your Sony DSC-W55.

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    Remove the battery from the camera, and use a small screwdriver to remove the small screws on the side and bottom of the camera.

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    Use a small slot screwdriver or butter knife to pry the camera casing open.

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    Remove the faulty button by pushing it from the outside of the casing until it pops out of place.

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    Replace the faulty button with the new one, and use any adhesive that was included with the button to secure it in place.

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    Replace the camera casing, insert the screws into the proper locations, tighten them and replace the battery.

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    Turn the camera on and you are ready to take pictures again.

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