Having problems with your Toshiba PDR-M500 Digital Camera ?

Mode dial won't read


\015 After using my Toshiba PDR-M500 for 3 years, I haven't experienced any problems. Lately, it's been cranky, especially with the mode dial. It reads the "playback" setting as "downloading to computer"--that is, if it reads it at all. (When it doesn't read, it's just a blank screen.) It reads the "manual photo" setting as "movie" and won't read the "automatic setting" at all. Once in a while, it refuses to turn on or off. \015\012\015\012The "tools menu", "download to computer" and "movie" settings consistently function, but it doesn't do much good for taking stills. The crazy thing is that if I turn on the camera in "movie" mode, then switch the mode dial to "manual" or "automatic" it stays in "movie" mode until I go to "playback". \015\012\015\012Suggestions? Time to get a new camera?\015

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