Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera ?

Has stopped taking pictures. It will focus and act like it is ready to shoot, but with or without the flash, does not photograph. Everything else seems to be working fine, screen, modes, power, zoom... just won't shoot.


Answers :

Sounds like the tip of the shutter release button has worn off. It's merely a tiny plastic nib that breaks off quite easily and commonly. Replacement of the shutter button is relatively easy. There's a fellow that sells them on ebay, although he's expensive. An inexpensive alternative would be to find a broken A510-570 ebay camera with other issues that you bid at low cost to scavenge this part.
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\015\012To replace it, you'll need to gently remove the front cover, and push the old release button out from the inside. Cover it with your hand, as it will pop out with a spring. Then merely insert the new button and spring, they just pop in place.
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\015\012Here's an example disassembly of a similar A560. Also please read this warning on flash capacitor shock, as your camera can really zap you if you're not careful.
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