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Cracking Open Fuji's FinePix Z1 Digital Camera

Camera Controls And Board

With three more Philips head screws removed, the controls (4-direction button, playback and photo mode buttons, Menu/OK button and zoom switch, among others, slip free of the rear case. On the left is the circuit board that actually transmits the buttons' signals to the main board; on the right are the actual external buttons themselves.

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