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onebad800

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Does anyone know how to wire in an external power switch, the button on my cam keeps quiting and replaced twice so like to go another route but rather someone that knows how do it for me? thanks for any help
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Just use a momentary switch between common and power.  I have a nice little momentary switch here that you can munt on the top of the s600.  I can send you one.
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Don't know if this will help any but maybe show the switch Charles is talking about. I did a boo-boo on a Pentax E90 and did the same thing you want to do. It shows the pic. and explaination at the bottom of this tutorial for the E90. Like Charles said you want a momentary switch, not one of the click on/off ones.
http://www.diytrailcams.com/post/pentax-e90-hack-pdf-style-6478984?pid=1279135452

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When I hack the camera or repair I add wire to the power button both top pads can be used to turn on the camera.  I run that wire to one leg of the switch.  The other wire goes from the ground or common to the other leg.  Push button it will turn on the camera.  How I mount the switch.  I drill two small holes to put the legs of the switch into.  I then goop the bottom of the switch in.  Once dry I cut the legs off short and solder my wires to the switch.
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onebad800

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can i send my camera to you buckshot , what would you charge? i dont want to attempt my self.
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Just send it and I will take care of it.  It only takes a few minutes to do.
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