I have have had the "indestructible" Sony TX5 since its UK launch, and LOVE it.
But sadly a rough lifestyle has taken its toll on the camera`s casing.
- The 'slide down' lens cover broke off within weeks.
- Recently the entire metal front ripped off.
Yet the camera refuses to give up.
Turning the camera on, it says "Slide down lens cover to shoot". The lens cover no longer exists, nor does the mechanism under the lens cover, so there is no way to do this.
I have started taking the camera apart hoping to find a way to toggle a' lens cover' switch of some sort. After many electric shocks, no luck...
The things & have unplugged to test, as per the image:
1. Responsible for touch ability on touch screen.
2. Responsible for display on touch screen.
3 & 4. Responsible for button on top (zoom, on/off, take photo etc)
Does anyone have any insight on where the connection for the 'lens cover' may live or a disassembly guide, or technical guide?!
Any help is much appreciated.