I have had this camera for a couple years without many problems. It's known for making strange noises (sounds like some internal mechanism working) during operation but this didn't affect functionality. Do they all do this?
Now the camera is doing two things strangely. When turning it on while the switch is on rec mode, it often just goes to play mode. I have to switch to play, then back to rec. More annoyingly, while in rec mode, the camera sporadically switches to play mode. This does not happen in vice versa.
I decided to investigate and opened up the camera after being unable to find a software issue. Without any of the casing on, the camera seems to operate without a hitch. Does anyone know the internal parts of this camera or know what might be causing the automatic and extremely annoying mode switching? Thanks in advance.