Some people who own spy pens and various other mini cameras and devices complain about buttons snapping off inside and the device just ending up as the technological equivalent of a vegetable. You can make your device last much longer with some araldite and some patience. This instructable features the MD80 video camera. I think it is a fake version of it.

You will need:
Araldite rapid or precision extra strong Good quality epoxy will also work.
A smooth plastic card to mix the Araldite
A knife with a magnetized sharp point so that you can remove tiny screws from your device
A small plastic stick to mix the Araldite
The thing that you want to fix

A heater. This is optional and will be explained further on.

Step 1: Disassemble your device

Very carefully, remove the screws and put them in a safe place. Use a bottle lid to store them. Try not to scratch the casing of your camera because you want it to look on the outside as if it has never been touched. Once all the screws are out, very carefully try to part the casings on the device. Watch out for the wires that go to the microphone and the battery. If these come off, you will struggle to fix them. Completely remove the circuit board and battery from your device and place them aside.
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This stuff you call &quot;araldite&quot;, I think it is called &quot;epoxy&quot; in other parts of the world.&nbsp; And that one of those words is a brand name, and one is a generic.<br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoxy">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoxy</a><br>
It also sticks Ford Cortinas to walls.
Wow!&nbsp; Uh... that's a neat trick. I had not seen that one before.<br> <a href="http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=891&q=araldite+ford+cortina">http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&amp;hl=en&amp;source=hp&amp;biw=1680&amp;bih=891&amp;q=araldite+ford+cortina</a><br>
Mr. Lopez I have no idea as to why you posted this Link would you please elaborate. Thanks...Thom
Well, Thom,&nbsp; I will try my best to explain this.<br> <br> My comment was merely to help illustrate what Sdobbie was saying about the clear, goopy adhesive used in this instructable, called &quot;Araldite(r)&quot; in his country, but called &quot;epoxy&quot; in my country, being used to stick cars to billboards.<br> <br> Specifically Sdobbie said,<strong> &quot;It [Araldite(r)] also sticks Ford Cortinas to walls.&quot;</strong><br> <br> When I first read that statement, <em>it did not make any sense to me at all</em>, but slowly I figured out that this was a popular meme in Sdobbie's home country, no doubt unleashed on the public those scoundrels in the advertising/marketing industry, and you can learn all you need to know about the marketing-mongers by watching this:<br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo</a><br> <br> So I figured I'd post a link, because this would be helpful to anyone reading this unfamiliar with the that meme.&nbsp;<br> <br> Now anyone reading this thread who is unfamiliar with &quot;Araldite&quot; or &quot;Ford Cortinas&quot;,&nbsp; just look at the picture and say, &quot;Ah! I get it now!&nbsp; That Araldite (aka epoxy) <em>must be some pretty strong glue</em>, if it can hold an car to the sheer side of a billboard!&quot;<br> <br> Although I'm not at all convinced that epoxy can truly glue a car to a billboard like that.&nbsp; To me that stunt/billboard looks fake, fake like a three dollar bill, but you know, that's marketing...<br> <br> But that's not the point.&nbsp;&nbsp; The point is that the stuff Sdobbie kept referring to as &quot;Araldite&quot;, in this instructable, the stuff that I was wondering what that glue was,<em> was actually</em> epoxy, what people in my country call &quot;epoxy&quot;.&nbsp;<br> <br> If you are looking for some sort of deeper wisdom here,&nbsp; the lesson is that people in different parts of the world use different names to refer to objects that are essentially the same.&nbsp; A classic example of such an object known everywhere, but by different names, is the Royale with Cheese:<br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royale_with_Cheese#Product_description" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royale_with_Cheese#Product_description </a>
I suspect troll, but cool story bro.
Thanks your the man alright really great response enjoyed it much...Thom
Thanks very nice, I have a few of the MD80s use them like there made for and your all good, ....Thom
And here's a hidden camera detector: <a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Hidden-Camera-Detector">http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Hidden-Camera-Detector</a><br>
You can not fix buttons with one of those.
Yup. You nailed it!

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