Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera ?

UNIQUE PROBLEM: Camera stuck on Movie mode

\015 Hi, hope someone can help. I recently dropped my ixus 40 on the floor whislt it was ON after picking it up I noticed it was on movie mode even though the switch was set to picture mode.\015\012\015\012I tried turning off and back on again but it doesnt help no matter what i do its stuck on movie mode. None of the buttons work apart from the power button. The lens still works fine and opens and closes with the power button.\015\012\015\012So its pretty much useless, my pc doesnt detect it either.\015\012\015\012Any help much appreciated!!!\015

Answers :

It's a small world. I have an Ixus V2 on the bench with exactly the same problem.\015\012\015\012The sliding button on the camera mates with a switch soldered to a flat ribbon cable inside the camera. There are two small teeth which move the internal switch left ot right. What's happened is one of those plastic teeth has snapped off the external part and now it can't push the switch anywhere. If you pulled the camera apart you could push the switch into either record or review but that's it. It will stay in either of those positions. Which is a bummer. The only way to fix it is to buy the complete flat cable ribbon with switch attached and boy it's a long cable.\015\012\015\012Except for sending it away for repairs (expensive) buy a damaged one on Ebay and do a transplant. Just make sure it's suffering the same fault.
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