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Shooting/playback mode switch

In shooting mode all is working fine but when i switch to playback mode the camera shuts off, everytime. so of course no picture download to my computer. anyway i have new batteries with well enough amps and all that, its not cold or anything. have you guys or gals got any ideas for me thank you very much....

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  • oh man Feb 28, 2008

    well i got it figured out myself.i was told by a camera shop today that it would be too expensive to repair as opposed to just buying a new camera. so i takes the memory card out and tries to take off the images with my printer, well it wouldnt work either so hmmmm, thats strange, lets put another memory card in the camera and see whats going on....works perferct... so i puts the other one back in go into the menu mode and format the memory card and voila!!!!! i think because of bad batteries or i dont know what, the date of the camera got offset with the photos or memory card itself....would like to know exactly why and how to avoid this...any ideas out there???

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In the end it was my memory card which suddenly went faulty.after formatting it, (see above added comment) it worked for some pictures then i switched to playback and this time it said memory card error and shut down. well if it would have said this in the first place would have saved a lot of trouble i almost threw the thing away.(the camera) so i puts a new card inside and its working like new, all the playback i can handle. goes to show its not always as bad as it looks with a little patience.....merci

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