Having problems with your Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera ?

When I press the shutter button, I have to apply more force.

\015 Whenever I tried to take a picture, I would press it half way down to focus, then press it completely to shoot the image. When I first got the camera, all I had to do was press it half way to focus, then press it once more gently to shoot the image. \015\012\015\012BUT now, I have to press it down really hard to actually shoot the image... I put a little bit of WD-40 into the shutter button, dried it... and now it works a bit better.... I read someones solution of putting "Precision Cleaner" from Radio Shack, but that costs $11 for a small tube of solution.... isnt there another way? or should I just buy the cleaner...\015

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I will use a q-tip with some denatured alcohol or isopropyl alcohol (91 percent or better) over Precision Cleaner any day. You should too, unless you just feel like blowin eleven bucks!
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