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Won't focus when zooming into the subject

This camera was purchased 2 years ago. When we are taking pictures that need to be zoomed in the picture comes out blurred. I have tried to take the same picture with a tripod with the same result. The camera works fine when not using the zoom feature. When I zoom just a little it works fine, full zoom does not work.

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It seems that the lense element which mooves while zooming the camera is stucked. normally this happens when the camera suffers a heavy jery, may be by dropping the camera. Resulting into disalingment of the lense assambly. You will need the help of repair shop to solve the problem.

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