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Zoom and shutter not functioning

My camera's zoom feature is not working and the shutter will not close completely. Camera is still taking quality pictures, just can't zoom in or out. The camera may have been dropped by one of the kids, no visible damage though. Any suggestions?

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That is a symptom of being dropped and stuck in a mode.
it requires total dissemble of the camera to fix or replace the lens. your lucky it takes pictures at all. most cameras refuse if the lens is stuck.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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