Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera ?

DSC-V1 all back menu bottons not working

\015 My camera was dropped by a child, and now all the bottons (menu, zoom, arrows etc. ) on the back are not working. The "menu" botton can't press in at all. Can you tell me how to fix this problem? thanks.\015

Answers :

The impact has most likely dislodged an internal flexible printed circuit board (pcb) connector.

It's beyond economic professional repair, but if you undo the external case screws and carefully open the camera, you should be able to find where the problem is. The flexible pcb is held in place either by a locking flap (lift up to release, press flat to lock) or a sliding lock (click back to unlock, slide & click forward to lock).

I must point out that I've not opened up this exact part of the DSC-V1 before, so the advice is based on others which I've done and is at your own care and risk. But as the camera is currently a write off anyway you have nothing to lose by trying. Make sure that you have a set of precision miniature screwdrivers and it's vital to do the work on an anti-static mat or use an anti-static wristband.
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