Canon Rebel Shutter Button Issue
(black sticky mess by the button to take pictures)

by Pam
(South Carolina)

Canon Shutter Button

Canon Shutter Button

"I have a 35mm canon Rebel. I noticed that when I grabbed the part of the body where you push the button to click pictures IT IS STICKY AND THE BLACK COMES OFF ON MY FINGERS. Could you please advise how I can get rid of the sticky and the black coming off on my fingers. This is not battery yuck, the batteries were removed a year or so ago maybe more. The camera is in good working order just that black sticky mess.

Thank you for your time and hopefully you can help me with this.

I can't upload a picture, I AM NOT COMPUTER SMART ENOUGH FOR THAT. SORRY"


Hi Pam,
Sorry you're having an issue with a black sticky substance on your Canon Rebel shutter button. Which Rebel do you have?

My initial thought is that it is either an adhesive or a breakdown of the shutter button itself. It is definitely a challenge for me to understand exactly what is happening without a photo. Rubbing alcohol might be a solution. If your camera sat in a not-so-ideal environment for some time, a simple cleaning might not be enough.

Is it possible that you can shoot a photo on your phone, share thru Facebook, send it from your phone via email (or get a tech-savvy friend to do that for you with their phone). You can send it to my email directly bruce @ better-digital-photo-tips.com

I hope this helps somewhat. Good Luck,
Bruce

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Rubber going off.
by: Stephen BP

P.s take the Camera to a specialist Canon repair shop (not a camera shop, probably)

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Deteriorating rubber
by: Stephen BP

This maybe has nothing to do with your problem but I had an identical problem with a pair of rubber coated binoculars. The rubber went soft and sticky.
Sadly they ended up going in the bin.

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