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Before I ship this thing back to Samsung to get it fixed I figured I would post the problem here and see if I can fix it myself. I have managed to get my camera stuck in some kind of factory test mode by holding the menu and power buttons. From the looks of it, it's in the auto focus testing, nothing I do including removing the battery seem to get it out of this test. After talking with Samsung support they said that the unit needs to be serviced, but as I have found in the past that is usually just code for "We can't find a solution for you on our script, send it to us so someone who knows what they are talking about can fix it." So my question is has anyone had this happen and knows how to get the camera into normal working mode again?

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hmmm, the only thing i can think of is to try the easy Q mode and see if it works ok , when it is in easy Q mode it puts the video camera at a default setting and you cant change any of the menu options until you take it out of easy Q.

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