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A345 stuck in movie mode

After being dropped from table height no external damage was evident. The camera was off at the time, the impact caused the battery door to open. When it was turned on again it was in movie mode. Changing the switch to still mode or picture view mode does nothing. It seems to be able to record in movie mode as the time remaining counts down, however I haven't removed the card to see if it is actually recording. I tried removing the batteries and replacing them. No change.

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You need to open the camera caseing a small amount. As you put the case back make sure the switch is in the movie position so it will engage the switch inside on the circuit board. Looks like the switch has been knocked off the control inside.If you have been moveing the switch back and forward you may have broken it.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007


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