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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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While I was searching on my EX1R for the hidden USB socket - I pulled the cap off the "lens control block" cover. Now I can't get it back on...little rubber pegs won't go back in the tiny holes!

any suggestions? I guess a little piece of duct tape will keep it in the vicinity (!)
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:02 AM   #2
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A tiny dab of K-Y Jelly will make them slide back in and then evaporate. You could also try dish washing liquid. You don't want any excess as this could drip onto the electronics inside.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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I'm not comfortable putting any liquids near it. I'll try to get hold of someone from Sony. thanks

(later)

I talked to a guy at Sony - and he removed it and put it back on as we talked.

So I guess I'll just keep trying to force it back in* (?)

*[that's what she said]

if anyone cares, I trimmed the rubber pegs down with a utility knife, and was able to get the cover back on.
The moral of the story is - DON'T TAKE THAT COVER OFF!!!

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Old July 25th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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BTW, what's under that cover?
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Old July 26th, 2011, 05:21 AM   #5
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There's a small hole with a screw adjustment - some kind of fine-tuning done at the factory for the lens.
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