Repairing a newer camera with a 14-year-old camera

I noticed that a screw was missing from my wife’s point-and-shoot camera.

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Oh, no! The top plate now wiggled a little, and there was no way she was going to let me tape it together (to keep it together).

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And since these screws are tiny, I did not have much hope in finding a replacement at the hardware store or online. I tried the tiny screws from hard drives that we take apart at work, but no luck. Then I remembered that I have a few very old digital cameras in storage.

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(Just look at the tiny screen on the back of the 14-year-old camera!)

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Luckily, the screw was close enough (threads seem to match, but the head was a tiny bit larger).

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Add a little slow-drying super glue to help prevent it from getting loose again (I didn’t have any Loctite for screws, but this is better than nothing).

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And the camera is repaired. Yay!


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