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My camera gets stuck on the pb mode it does not turn off or switch to camera mod

\015 My camera gets stuck on the pb mode it wont turn off or do nothing the upper green light keeps flashing there is two lights nex to the view lense\015

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I had a similar problem. My G3 was connected to my computer using my Coloreal eBox from Ortery, it would recognize my camera but then go back to PB (play bank mode). I did a google search and found this post and I followed it and it helped.
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\015\012I took my camera off the PC, I snapped some pictures manually and pluged it back in, it now works perfectly.
Had the same problem twice. once solved it by taking out the battery.
This didnt work the next time it happened. but i could access the camera mode. reorded a short movie clip and problem was gone.
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