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Camera keeps on changing Modes: camera, network, camcorder w/o touching anything

Hi! whether im recording or just playing back, or even in idle mode, it just keeps on changing modes, and sounds keep beeping with every mode changes. the kind that happens when you slide the MODE button. But im not even touching the button. can i repair this myself? sony repair estimates $300++ for basic service. thank you!

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  • audio engine Mar 21, 2007

    i would gladly do it excepot for the budget limitations.

    pls send more info.
    your time is appreciated!

  • audio engine Mar 21, 2007

    i would galdly do it if not for the budget constraints.

    i'd rather try to fix it than let it rot in the garage.
    pls send some more info.
    thanks for your time!



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Hello, i would not advice to repair the camcorder by yourself. It is better to be safe then sorry. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

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