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<email@example.com> wrote in message
> If you are *sure* you have found all the screws, try using a flat knife
> blade to gently apply a little pressure to the case joins and see which
> way it flexes, and where the lilkely 'hidden clips' may be. By doing
> this very carefully you will often be able to locate where you need to
> apply a little more pressure, and also in what direction, to release
> the clip.
> But if you haven't done this sort of stuff before, maybe try to find a
> friendly watchmaker or helpful camera repairer... As the chances of a
> loud cracking sound, followed by 'Ooh dear!', are quite high at this
> point... (O:
In case anyone was wondering (or cares), the thing that was holding it was
the mode dial - I slightly damaged a clip getting this off, and after all
that, the battery was indeed soldered to the underneath of the pcb, which
looked like it needed even more screws and ribbon cables disconnected to get
So I gave it up, and by some miracle managed to get the whole thing back,
but the focus was wrong - I opened up again and found I'd dislodged the lens
just in front of the photo chip. Tried again, still slightly blurry. But
then I turned it back on, and accidentally had my finger on the popout lens,
the thing said "system error", turned off and on again, and the focus seemed
fine! Do you think it might have done some sort of auto-recalibration?
Anyway, this camera has made it across Aus, NZ, the USA and virtually
everywhere I go in the UK withouth incident, and yet it was overcome by a
drained battery...poor design, tsk!
Thanks for the help anyway.