Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera ?

I have a Sony DSC-H5 and the shutter button does not allow me to push it half way -- only all-the-way -- the macro won't focus.


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It is a common problem on this model. You need to replace the control assembly to fix the problem. Here is a link to show you how to replace the assembly and where to get the part.
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\015\012How to replace the shutter button on SONY CyberShot DSC-H5 digital camera
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