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Partial display of functions

Certain function no longer show up on the LCD screen. The Infinity gives blank screen, but Macro shows up. No ISO setting screen. Selectable modes includes Red Eye, Automatic, and Noflash. The camera is over 1 year old. Tried reformatting, changing cards, resetting, etc with no change in problem. It still takes pictures and the zoom works. Any suggestions?

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Re: Partial display of functions

Faulty selector switch, may be able to fix if you have the skills, remove back cover and bend out switch contacts slightly

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