F828 Mode Dial Problem

Started Nov 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
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tibetanmoon
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F828 Mode Dial Problem
Nov 23, 2008

When I changed the mode dial setting on my F828, the mode display would randomly change from one mode to another mode setting. This problem started about a year ago and steadily became worse with use.

I read on another camera forum electrical contact cleaner (isopropyl alcohol & an inert propellant) sprayed on the mode dial corrected the problem. Because I did not have a can of electrical contact cleaner, I applied denatured alcohol (ethyl alcohol & a trace amount of denaturing agent) with a Q-tip on the top of the mode dial and at the base. The mode dial was then rotated several time (camera off). The alcohol in and on the mode dial was evaporated with compressed gas from a can of dust remover. The mode dial now works correctly.

Caution, do not use isopropyl rubbing alcohol. It contains about 30% water.
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