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Fujifilm A345 Switch will not operate correctly; Will not switch between play, camera, and video

Hi cammed. My A345 camera is stuck on video mode. I checked the switch with a multimeter even. the switch is not the problem. I have restored the software, formatted the internal memory, and contacted fuji about this and they couldn't help or reproduce it! IF you think you could help me somehow, please, email me at kevin@kevincroissant.com. Thank you.
-Kevin

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  • Kevin Croissant Jun 15, 2008

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! It works again! That metal plate was actually covering some PCMs. I don't even know how it didn't short circut the ICs! THANKS AGAIN!:)

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The only thing I've seen on this model and similar ones is the metal plate on the back side of the switch becomes loose. Beyond that, it sounds like a logic problem in the circuitry. It is probably not cost effective if that is the case.

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