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Mode Dial broken

The Mode Dial on my C-5050 is completely broken. It is actually broken off the camera, and I have access to ONLY Powering on and off my camera. I would post a picture, but don't see a place to do so. I would like to ask if anyone knows WHERE I can find a place, anywhere, that can replace my Mode Dial so I can have functionality back. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Mode Dial broken

Mode dial repair kits are often listed on eBay. Don't try the repair yourself unless you have some experience in dismantling (and more importantly re-assembling!) modern cameras - although given that getting an "official" repair is not economic it may be worth the risk. There are instructions for replacing the dial here It's really not that difficult but patience and good eyesight are needed.

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Re: Mode Dial broken

Olympus is the only place to go I fear - Check customer support web site

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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