Morris Gambo , Feb 12, 2007; 10:38 p.m.
Same problem here.
I just figured out how to get the back off and the chrome trim off.
There is a tiny arc-shaped hole by the USB port when the rubber cover is moved. stick a tiny screwdriver through there and you can pop the cover MOST of the way off. THere are still two little catches on the chrome trim though. You can twist slightly and use your tiny screwdriver to pop off the catches. The catches are evenly spaced about 1/3 across the top of the camera.
Now the chrome trim. THere are a couple more little catches and THREE tiny screws (one in the corner, one by the power LED, and one at the bottom end of the chrome trim) to be removed. WHen you remove the chrome trim, the power button, the shutter button (and a spring), and the LED cover will fall out.
That's as far as I've gotten. I need to get the other half of the case off so I can see what's obstructing the lens.