Questions about my Alpha

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    Hello everyone, i got my Sony Alpha in december, and have really enjoyed having it. But i am having a problem that i dont quite know what to do about.... The shutter button seems to have gotten "sticky" some how. When i push it down, it seems to not want to pop back up right away all the time. As far as I know, its not anything that I personally would have done to the camera. if i blow in it, it usually frees itself up for a while (hours, days, kinda depends) but eventually it ends up getting sticky again, I dont want to send it in to be repaired unless its absolutely necessary because i am a yearbook photographer at my college (i know, big deal right?...) and i need it fairly constantly. Whats everyone think i should do?
     
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    also is there any way to clean the focusing screen? (i was messing around with it one day and got some little specks of dust and stuff in there..) i can live with it that way if theres no real way to do it though
     
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    if you say blowing on the buttom helps, use compressed air. that or send it back to get fixed if you have warrenty on it.
     
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    well i have the year warranty that it comes with, and i tried compressed air once, and it helped for quite a while, but its just wierd that it came back then... i dont know if the moisture from my breath was loosening things up either, i'm guessing its probably not the best thing to be putting moisture inside the camera though
     
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    take it back and replace it under the warranty, tell them you need an immediate replacement, the money you paid for this it should work faultlessly for years, not months.
     
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    thing is, are they actually going to replace it? because the last time i had a sony camera (H1) i had to get it fixed under warranty and they just fixed it, it was not replaced, and it took a while too, is there a good way to make sure i get a new camera, or at least a speedy repair?
     
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    oh yeah, and they make YOU pay to ship it to them. how's that for service?
     

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