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Mode Switch Have you a diagram of the mode switch mechanics as I believe the mode switch has broken a piece of plastic that moves the micro miniature slider switch on the pcb If you have, can you post it to graham.allder@btconnect.com Thanks

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    Jeff Mungle Jan 06, 2009

    I just recently purchased a used DiMAGE Z5 and I am puzzled with this one. I am pretty sure that it is not supposed to do this but here is the problem.

    The Mode Select dial itself has a tiny little bit of play in it up and down, (in fact it does not seem to me to be anything unusual) but when selecting "P" Program mode, "S" Shutter Mode or the "Sports Action" Mode the camera will not stay in these modes unless you push down on the mode select dial and hold it down. If you do not apply this constant downward pressure the mode changes to an adjacent mode right next to the one selected (the dial itself does not move but the program mode changes); for instance when placing it on Sports Action mode if you do not push down and apply constant pressure to the dial it will revert to Portrait mode which is next to the Sports action mode on the dial even though the dial is on Sports Action.

    Has anyone seen this problem before and how do I fix it????

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Its the switch itself that's broken. I just replaced mine, a challenging task due to its small size. Seems to be a common fault. I have these switches in stock.

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