I noticed that a screw was missing from my wife’s point-and-shoot camera.
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).
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.
(Just look at the tiny screen on the back of the 14-year-old camera!)
Luckily, the screw was close enough (threads seem to match, but the head was a tiny bit larger).
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).
And the camera is repaired. Yay!