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When its turned on it comes up with zoom error on lcd screen

You can hear the motor working inside the camera. it looks like its had a few knocks to lens case. can you help please

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Check if there is anything which is blocking the lens ....like the lens cap or sumthing ..... other wise its very complicated to repair the thing urself .... get it fixed from a repairman

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The lens error is due to failure of the lens control system. You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
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If the camera was operating properly before the zoom error then the most common problem to a stuck lens is dirt getting stuck between the two lens barrels. There are a few fixes for this none are guaranteed to solve the problem and should not be attempted if the camera is under any type of warranty. They include removing the batteries for a few minutes, reinstalling the batteries with fresh once with full power, turn the camera on while holding the the zoom button. Another method is to see if you can provide extra power to the focus motor by having the LCD screen turned off. There my be a button that allows you to switch from the viewfinder to the LCD screen switch to the viewfinder and try several times to focus (just point the camera at different distant objects) and attempt to focus the camera. I hope this gives you the results you need because the other suggestions may further damage the camera and are only a (last resort) thing. One is with the camera turned on tap the body on a counter or table edge while trying to zoom the lens obviously in the opposite direction to where it's stuck. The last is to gently push the lens in with the palm of you hand while zooming in. All these are just suggestions and carry no guarantee of working and may further damage the camera. The biggest cause of this problem is dust from a camera bag or some other environmental condition like sand from a beach.

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When i turn my cam on a black screen comes up saying zoom error how do i fix this??


Genrallt a NonExpert repair on this camera would rendar it useless, The zoom motor is most likely your issue, But if you dig in the lens housing for this motor your going to expose the camera.

I would say:
1. Take it for a estimate
2. If it cost more then $40 its not worth the repair as there going to hit you up for parts.

Basically if someone is asking "how do i fix my camera" they are basically end users and end users do not fix there own camera because of the very delicate parts inside of a camera and what not.

Thanks for hearing my advice. please do not forget to rate.

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Hi,
    This problem is related to the malfunctioning of zoom motor, Two possibilities are there,
1- If company provides technical help on component leve in your regionl then zoom motor may replace.
2- If component level support is not available then LENS ASSEMBLY must be replaced.
   Contact your nearest fuji service centre or contact any expert nearby for the specific part replacement.
    Thanks for using fixya.

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There are several causes for this to happen.
1. The lens assy is out of alignment and stuck; stalling the motor.
2. The motor itself is defect
3. If you can hear the motor working , then it will be a stripped plastic gear between motor drive and lens assy.
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