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Camera stuck in playback mode

Whenever I turn the power switch to camera mode or video mode the camera stays on the playback mode. A technician in India diagnosed it as a worn out switch (carbon) that needs to be replaced(back panel) and it would cost me around $80 dollars. I called olympus in US and they are charging $175 fixed cost for any repairs. Does anyone have any other suggestion ? Uday

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Re: camera stuck in playback mode

Sorry I am not able to suggest a solution. But I tried to take off the back cover. But not coming off after removing all the screws. Have you been able to solve the problem ?

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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Re: camera stuck in playback mode

Hi Uday, As u described, I think that it is compulsary to replace the whole switching assy. please dont compare the rate, because component quality in US better than in Asia. this is the reason it costs too much. I suggest to go to Olympus shop for genuine repairs. good luck .....

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