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Lens is not opening in the movie mode,unable to record movie also.

When I switch on the camera in the movie mode, there is a warning which says 'mode dial not in proper position'. The camera doesnt open, but it opens with the setup and scene. There is no beep sound when i change to the movie mode from the setup mode or other modes. But, the mode is activated. Also when i try to record a movie in this, it doesnt, I am only able to shoot an image. The menu is also only for image. It doesnt display the movie menu. Kindly help. Very urgent. Thanks.

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Re: Lens is not opening in the movie mode,unable to...

Normally there are two possible causes for the problem, 1) the connectors of the rotary switch are dirty or not making proper contact. 2) the cable from the rotary switch is damaged. In both the cases you have to get the swith changed.

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