I took my camera to repairs this morning and was very happy to learn that it is a minor problem. So I did not even have to wait. The gentleman there, just sprayed something on the switch and miracle ... It started working :)
I also went to a beadshop not far from where I parked and got some big wooden beads to make my beaded beads and mother-of-pearl buttons to use with my Grün ist die Hoffnung. Did not get much of a chance to work with it though.