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02-26-2016, 01:25 AM   #1
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Sticky Info button

The Info button on my K-3 II has become sticky. How would I go about to make it normal again?

I'm pretty sure its because of spilled Coca Cola. At the time I inspected the camera and could not see any drops had hit the camera.

The button is harder to press every first time, after the camera has been laying around for some hours.

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I can't really tell you or anyone else how to since the only way to get rid of sugar is by the use of water, but here is how I would do.


In my experience buttons are by far the easiest to waterseal so I would trust that and splash a little water on and around the Info button. Wait for a few minutes in order for the sugar to dissolve. Then I would carefully rinse it with water from a tap, making sure that I only rinse around the button. Finally I would use a rocket blower or canned compressed air to get rid of any remaining water and let it dry.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
02-26-2016, 05:58 AM   #4
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if the water fails WD40 if you have that, thin hydro carbon should dissolve it, try it on some sugar elsewhere first. I use it on game controllers and it does not interfere with the electrical contacts even when it is operating.

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I might have fixed it using water, like Bengan suggested - however, it's only 1 hour since I tried so I'm not entirely sure. I'll leave the camera alone now and check again tonight.
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Unfortunately, hydrocarbons don't dissolve sugar. At least not in an adequate amount.


If the first water treatment isn't sufficient but makes it better, then repeat it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bengan Quote
Unfortunately, hydrocarbons don't dissolve sugar. At least not in an adequate amount.
What he said...sugar requires a polar solvent and WD40 does not fit the bill. In addition, there is some risk of the non-polar Stoddard solvent base used in WD40 attacking the rubbery gasket material backing the button or even the switch itself.


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Well will take that one off the 101 uses list. Like i said if water fails and the residue from coca cola would not be pure sugar, but other chemicals as well and also stated it works ok on operating games controllers.

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It been several hours now and the Info button feels as good as new - adding water did the trick. Thanks again!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gmans Quote
and also stated it works ok on operating games controllers.
Your camera is not a games controller.


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It been several hours now and the Info button feels as good as new - adding water did the trick. Thanks again!
This issue comes up every so often after a beverage mishap and a little water (sponge on/sponge off) usually works.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
This issue comes up every so often after a beverage mishap and a little water (sponge on/sponge off) usually works.
Add sponge to camerabag - check!

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