Having problems with your HP Photosmart M417 Digital Camera ?

Half of the buttons don't work

\015 The zoom in/out buttons stopped working as well as some menu features. When these buttons are pushed, the camera make a little sound just like it did when they worked but nothing happens. What is interesting, is that when the back cover is removed, the button contacts work fine. I thought maybe the button 'points' were worn so added more tape to contacts which had no effect. Looked for a short with the cover, but could no find. This is my second hp camera and will be my last as they both have only lasted a year and hp seems to care less.\015

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Hi, my M417 acted the same way. Would only power on and then any button would only make a little "tick" sound. I also tried taking the case off and my camera worked as well. What I spotted was that the switches are little metal domes which pop down in the center when the plastic button is pressed to make a connection between metal traces on the circuit board. The little domes are not attached to the board but are only held in place and located by some thick clear tape over the board. A couple of my switch domes had "drifted" out of position and so when in the case they had enough pressure for their edges to be making contact at all times so they were always on. I lifted the tape with a small knife blade and slid the domes back to where they belonged and now the camera is back to normal!
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