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Mode switch The mode switch will not switch to viewfinder mode which I prefer. Playback mode is OK. Also, indoor pictures have a yellow cast in the background. Is this a matter of changing the ISO setting and will that be a permanent change?

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Re: Mode switch

I have the Dimage Z 1 that had the same viewfinder problem. It was stuck and I could not use the small viewfinder. I couldnt hear any loose parts so after looking at a diagram of the viewfinder I turned the camera upside down, shook it and thumped it a couple of times. I only did this becouse I would like a new camera and was NOT WORRIED about breaking it futher. Long story short.....the viewfinder was " stuck" not broken. It works fine now but i look foward to more problems so I can slap it around some more.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

Re: Mode switch

My dimage z5 and see alot of problems on ebay the net ....anyways being a tech for 25 years the cover came right off and u can see the switch is surface mounted. there is supposed to be a plastic lever coming out to manually engage to outer switch but missing ...upon closer inspection i could see alot busted up chards of small plastic ...the insideof the switch was completely ruined for bits where falling out...its just stuck in main veiwfinder. cant find the part itself anywhere on net. heard sony bought out minolta. my only bet is buy a broken camera with different prob. on ebay. Larry

Posted on May 15, 2007

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Yellow cast to indoor pictures, when I take pictures at my kids baskteball games and other indoor events, concerts, etc, the picture has a yellow tone to it, like the light is not sufficient, but it is...


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You might like to try the Indoor Scene Mode, this should set it for you.

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Operation Display Screen
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If when switching from playback to LCD then Viewfinder and no preview display is visible in either LCD nor viewfinder then the switch is not switching. If the red battery light is on try new batteries as some functions are unavailable with low battery power or connect the AC adaptor to see if power is a problem. Does the menu work? Does the zoom function move the lens? If all is functional in the playback mode then the switch may not be making contact internally. Carefully apply pressure to the switch while slowly moving it between all 3 positions while seeing if any display changes both through the viewfinder and the LCD. If you are technically confident you can open the camera case and try bridging the switch poles with a small screw driver to see if the switch is defective or misaligned. EBay has had DiMAGE cameras listed for 'parts only' very cheap but the Z3 would not merit the cost of a camera repair shop. My last successful bid for a Z6 was $200 2 years ago. My first repair on a digital camera was pretty simple since inside the case is a single printed circuit board with little ribbon connectors that can be reseated at ZIF type connectors. Just be careful, slow and keep track of the screws and parts orientation. Any friend who fixes laptops can help you but a shop will cost you more than the camera is worth. Good luck.

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