Whenever I turn the power switch to camera mode or video mode the camera stays on the playback mode. A technician in India diagnosed it as a worn out switch (carbon) that needs to be replaced(back panel) and it would cost me around $80 dollars.
I called olympus in US and they are charging $175 fixed cost for any repairs.
Does anyone have any other suggestion ?
As u described, I think that it is compulsary to replace the whole switching assy. please dont compare the rate, because component quality in US better than in Asia. this is the reason it costs too much. I suggest to go to Olympus shop for genuine repairs.
good luck .....
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Could be related to a stuck shutter which is a common problem with this camera. Check that all physical parts are moving and do an unstuck process to free the shutter if this is the issue. See the link for more details:
Replacing the power switch will require disassembling the camera andcan usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repairedby a qualified service technician.
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Press and hold the playback button for 2 seconds. The camera should turn on and be in playback mode. Switch to Camera Mode by opening the from slider cover. Hope that fixes it. See Pentax Z10 Manual Page 34. http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/OptioZ10.pdf
Cheers Jon. Sydney Australia.
The Panasonic PV-GS12 will transfer video in video record mode and video playback mode using the DV connection (IEEE) Firewire port. PC Mode is restricted to memory card access via USB. If after connecting it in this manner if it does not work try this. With everything connected via firewire and iMovie running. switch the camera to PC mode and the import window should pop up. You may get a comunications error and if you do then switch to playback mode. The import window should stay open and you can control your camera with the iMovie controls.
In playback mode the lCD displays the battery time, hi8 symbol and the tape counter. all the functions work the tape will play, rewind, fast forward. The screen stays blank on playback and the tape counter stays at 0:00:00 eventhough I can see the tape turning. I also hooke the camera to my tv and I got no picture.