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Dial stuck Our camera was dropped and ever since, it will take pictures however, the dial on the back does not let you select left to right - only up and down. This makes it impossible to review pictures and manually delete. Any suggestions?

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Re: Dial stuck

Or try a DRY toothbrush, it's finer than a needle. This maybe a stupid question, but are you using a memory card?

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Re: Dial stuck

I suggest that you pry it slowly however be very careful as your dial may crack. just use a needle.

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