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The camera switches modes on its own

I've had the GS150 for a couple years, and lately it's started switching modes without any input from me. It does this when it's on the Playback mode. It will "slip" (without the dial turning at all) into either the still camera or record modes.

Has anyone else had this happen? Is there a DIY fix, or will I need to take it in for repair?

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Re: The camera switches modes on its own

I have the same problem. While in playback mode it goes into record mode. this started when i plugged the USB to the laptop. Found someone locally to look at it i will post something when i find to out.

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