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Spilled some coca cola on my camera. The on/off switch was not working 100% (but it was working)so i tried to clean it with a little amount of alcohol...Just the outside around the switch. Now the on/off switch doesn't work at all...it's just sliding, there is no "grip" to it.

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I am reliably informed if the cola was sweetened with sugar only a strip-down and manual cleaning has a chance of working.

If sugar-free an aerosol of plastic friendly contact cleaner might work.

Posted on Feb 01, 2018

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SOURCE: Where do you get the 100% alcohol to clean head

The local pharmacy should be able to help you with the 100% alcohol thing and aren't q tips just cotton buds?

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

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Hi,

I'm sorry to know that the Camera Lens is not focusing and retracting. I'll be glad to assist you with this. I suggest that you perform a power reset of the Camera and check if it helps.
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
If you're able to access the Menu of the Camera, then reset it back to factory reset and check if it helps. Press the MENU button, press the Right Arrow button and select the SETUP Menu of the Camera. Now press the down arrow button to select RESET. Resetting the Camera will change all the settings to factory default.
Performing the steps should resolve the issue.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 26, 2011

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Greetings CarolineV

I have the same camera, and bought it about 5 1/2 years ago. Last fall I went to an outing with my family and spilled a small amount of coca-cola on the top of my camera. I immediately whiped it off the top, but some of the liquid got under the on/off switch and almost glued it shut. I asked my brother-in-law (an electrical engineer) what I could use to clean it with and that would not short-out the electronics and he suggested lens cleaner from a quality camera shop (which is all alchol based and therefore not going to short-out the electronics)

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