Question about Pentax IQZoom EZY-R 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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U3 and u7

When I go to take a picture nothing happens. After pressing the button u7 appears and the zoom lens automatically goes back in. Do you have any idea what I should do? Thank you.

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News - these are technician codes indicating that there is a malfunction in the zoom mechanism of your camera, most likely electronic in nature - a defective IC chip and/or bad circuit board. Repair cost would easily exceed the value of the camera. You should be aware that, just as with today's small digital cameras, both mechanics and electronics of smaller point-and-shoot 35mm cameras consist for the most part of light-duty plastic and fragile electronics. If they last a couple of years they're doing well. Maybe it's time to upgrade to a quality 35mm SLR camera? Prices are very reasonable these days for good used SLR bodies, even serious amateur and pro models. Most all of them will FAR outlast a consumer digital or film

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I wish i could help you, but Pentax's manual is poor and many people (over the net) face Pentax error message with no meaning... Try replacing the batteries if you haven't already, if it doesn't help I would take it to a local camera repair shop. If they can't help you call ProCamera in harlottesvile VA. He collects pentax owns his own shop. He's been in business for 12 yr's and he is also a succesful photoghrapher. I've heard nothing but the best about this guy Bill Moretz. I have a pentax if anything happens to it i know where i'm shipping it of too and pentax is the only camera i will own. His prices are right so the shipping costs are worth it. Good luck

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