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Shooting mode selection problem

Can no longer change the shooting mode. At all four available settings of the dial, only auto mode is available. It's a 2 year old camera, the only other setting I used was video and that no longer works.

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Solution #1 works on the S400, I just did it. Open the back of the camera and see the gold colored contacts on the back of the mode selector wheel. Pry them up 1/16" with a precision screwdriver, knife or similar. This will allow contact to be made between the contacts yoy just adjusted and the other set of contacts in the camera chassis.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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I had a similar problem with my IXUS 500. The dial works with series of fingers that selects the shooting mode. I took the back off the camera and readjusted the fingers which fixed my problem.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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Well time to buy another camera, is the best way to go

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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