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Mode dial I am getting a message "MODE DIAL IS NOT IN PROPER POSITION"  can this be corrected

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I have a Lumix DMC-LC50 When I turn it on it says: Mode dial is not in the proper position I tried everything

The mode dial is the knurled knob on the top of the camera - if you didn't already know. This same error message displayed when the knob is between selection. If you have moved the know to a valid position - where it stops in a detent, the message should clear from the display and be able to take pictures.

If moving the mode dial so that it rests in a detent and the message is still displayed, it indicates a problem with the switch inside the camera (that is operated when the mode dial is rotated). This is not a user serviceable part, and should be professionally repaired. I found United Camera to list a Mode Dial repair to be $42. there are plenty of others that can make this repair for you, too - this was simply the first I saw that had a price (I have never done business with nor am I affiliated with United Camera in any way).

I hope this is a good starting point for you & good luck. Please rate my reply - thanks.

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Lumix camera says mode dial is not in proper position

Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Please try to remove the battery and let it sit for atleast 5mins. then reconnect it again. This should reset the system and can resolve the problem.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Dec 21, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

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My fz28 is stuck in "mode dial is not in proper position'. How do I open the top and fix the problem? Thanks

My mode dial FZ28 is only loose and sometimes I get the same error message. A shop gave me this price for replacing the mode dial: around $100 for the mode dial, $25 for the man-work (French prices). But I don't know if it can be repaired (not changed). If you have fixed yours, any idea will be apreciated. Thanks;

Dec 17, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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When you turn it on the screen displays "mode dial in not in the proper position." Mode dial does not turn properly.

Something seems to be broken or off between the mode dial and the switch. It also may have broken internal parts.
I have had a camera with a similar problem. It was that the small switch inside was broken, and could not be repaired.
These mode switches can be changed, but will require a digital camera repairman to do such a job. It also could be sold for parts/repair on a site such as Ebay.

Aug 31, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Digital Camera

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Mode Dial is not in the proper position on Panasonic DMC-FX3

Hi I am Rob and be an expert on Panasonic camera.

Your modedial knob is shifted and needmechanical re-adjust other solution is that he must be fix soldering.


Jan 31, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 Digital Camera

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Warnin! Mode dial is not in the proper position

I used to have the same problem. Make sure the picture of the setting you are using on the turn dial is lined up with the beige pointer on the top of the camera. When you turn the dial, you can feel it lock into position. It could be that the dial hasn't quite clicked into the right position and just needs adjusting.

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Try turning the mode dial again. It may not have been turned properly.

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Mode dial is not in the proper position

how to take good pic beside use the iso mode

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Mode Dial and Lens Problems! Nikon Coolpix 4600

i had the same problem try this: tap the outside of the dial lightly while turning the camera on it should basically "pop" right out!!!!!!!!;)

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Problem with my camera

Sounds as though the mode dial is "freewheeling", i.e. it is turning...but is not revolving the wiper/selector below. Workshop job.

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