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MY mode-selection switch glitches

My mode selector switch thinks i'm turning it when i'm not. it's VERY annoying and will "switch modes" while im reviewing photos in "playback" mode. it will also switch it up while i'm trying to take a photo!

i'm hoping its just dusty, should i squirt some "electronic switch lube" in there? i dont want to Fubar my camera but sony didn't fix it when i sent it in....

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    This seems to be a problem for every single person who has this camera.

  • Figit090 Mar 21, 2008

    can we do anything about it?

  • lazyd Mar 21, 2008

    This started a few weeks ago. Is there any solution?

  • lazyd Mar 25, 2008

    i chatted with sony about this and they suggested i re initialize the camera. (all settings are lost). i did so and it seems to work for now.

  • dreamattack Mar 26, 2008

    ugh i have the same problem too! should i just move on from this camera? i've loved it up until now!

  • puntel Feb 19, 2009

    I had the same problem and the solution of "Initialize" worked!!
    Menu -> Setup -> Setup 1 -> Initialize -> OK

    All settings will be restored the default values, but nothing hard to configure again, right?!

    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    I had this problem for over a year! Very annoying!!!! The init fixed it for me! Works perfect now! THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Awesome. I had the same problem and was just dealing with it for the past two years. I'm glad you posted this easy solution.

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I have a Sony DSC W100 and had a similar problem. On one of these post there was a solution which worked for me. It stated to reset the camera and on the Sony if it is a reset button, it was located inside the battery/memory card slot. It is located to the left of the memory slot a little gray dot.

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