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On off switch works sporatically

The off switch would not work then the on switch works intermittingly.

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  • Tom O'Donnell
    Tom O'Donnell Jul 18, 2008

    The on off switch on my evolt 300 works only after waiting several minutes.

  • Tom O'Donnell
    Tom O'Donnell Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks for the help. I will see if I can fine a new switch.

    Tom

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Hello odtom, Looks like you have the same problem as my Kodak. The contacts below the dial are getting worn and that's why it works intermittently. What I got for my Kodak was some electronic contact cleaner spray at Radio shack and gave it a blast. This worked for about one week and the problem returned. Other than spraying it forever, the mechanism needs the replaced. It's like an old radio with a scratchy sounding volume knob. The contacts are worn out. Time to get it replaced.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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