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Broken mode switch

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I recently broke my Canon Powershot A520's mode switch (the switch to operate between shoot and playback mode). I am not able to find a replacement part.

I will highly appreciate any suggestions/help in this regard.

Thanks,

Jayesh

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I have a spare camera I picked up for parts...they are often available on ebay. email me and perhaps we can work out something. I haven't taken the camera apart yet but plan to use the LCD on another one that is broken. Let me know rxflyfisher@gmail.

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