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Olympus SP-570UZ-zoom error

Hello, zoom error when camera is turned on--can not use,and brand new

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  • mark_nick Nov 04, 2008

    when I turn on the camera in any shooting mode lens extends part way, you hear a whirring sound then see zoom error on the screen, then it retracts.

  • h1berto Nov 20, 2008

    I have the same problem

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Had 570UZ for 2 weeks and "ZOOM ERROR" occured. Seemed hopeless. Changed batteries several times, bought new Alkaline.
No change. Finally decided that it is probably a connector problem.
Turned Camera Off. Held Camera by the lense barrel. Held palm of other hand and thrust the back of the camera ( LCD side) into the
other hand. The idea being to jostle the camera contents without cracking the LCD. Did this a couple of times, turned camera on and it works fine. At least for this evening. At least for now it seems like a classic component connector problem somewhere inside the camera.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

  • maddee_green Oct 02, 2010

    do us a favour
    come here and do that for me?

  • giorgosxrist
    giorgosxrist Jul 06, 2012

    just power on you camera with lens look to sky and lcd look to the floor,for me works!

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I have the same problem .... when I turn on the camera in any shooting mode lens extends part way, you hear a whirring sound then see zoom error on the screen, then it retracts.

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