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I talked with a repairman via telephone. He suggested I buy a new camera. I thought what the hell, I will take it aprt myself. I took it apart, messed around and figured out how to change the mode to taking pictures. I still can't change modes with the mode selector switch but, I can now take pictures with my camera.
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