well I stuck it out and thanks to your help I believe everything is in working order again. I did as you said and finally got the hang of it. I stepped it up from 1.2 one update at a time to 1.6. The camera is functioning again For some odd reason when i scroll thru the menu using the power button it does not get to the version iconn . I know i've seen it on here before but i cant seem to access it again. I see a total of 23 icons on 3 separate screens but not the version one.