Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

My slider broke off :(

\015 Hi there,\015\012\015\012About a month ago on holiday I had a really bad fall and landed on my bag that my Sony DSC-S40 was in, and the slider that lets you change between playback, camera and video modes broke off. I have tried to change modes by using a needle (silly I know) however this only worked once after fooling around with it for 10 minutes. The camera itself is fine and still works - any idea what I should do? My dad bought the camera in America less than a year ago and we live in the UK, so not sure if I am able to send it off or which repair store to ask.\015\012\015\012Thanks guys, please write back with any ideas as I have none!\015

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If you can’t get the manufacturer to fix it you may want to fix it yourself. I found a guy in South Carolina who sells good used parts. I bought a LCD from him for $39.00, fixed it myself and it works great. I think his email is [email protected]
I have exactly the same problem with a different brand of camera. The switch you refer to is a tiny little thing soldered to a flat ribbon cable. With much less expense than going to Sony keep an eye out on Ebay. Either for a completely non working camera or someone selling parts. It may take a while but broken cameras abound on Ebay and it shouldn't be too long before one appears. Just do a simple transplant of the required parts and keep the rest should anything else happen.\015\012\015\012I waited 2 weeks for one to appear for mine and it's on the way from the US as we speak. Total cost with freight $28.00 AUD\015\012\015\012\015\012BMW
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