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Stuck in camera mode, little switch fell off.

The little switch on the top right hand side that switches the camera from view mode to camera mode broke off and I can't find it. If I look inside the remaining hole there is a little (tiny) lever thing. I tried to move it but no luck. Anyone know how much this should cost to fix? Ritz Camera is already trying to sell me a new one. I'm so mad at myself!

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Re: stuck in camera mode, little switch fell off.

Has anyone tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but when the processor that runs all of the electronic features of the camera gets confused, this is the best way to clear its confusion.
page number 114 of your manual. tell me if this works

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