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Zoom error keeps blinking not able to take any pictures

When I turn the camera on it just blinks zoom error and sounds as if it is trying to move the lense but it does not move, This is a fairly new camera not even 1 year old

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  • camerakathy Nov 03, 2008

    this camera has a lens over the zoom feature so it cannot be touched and the lens is not removable, so I can not apply pressure to the zoom portion. Any other tips?

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    Mine does the same after power up. There was no warning that this was going to happen, no lens grinding to a halt sound or anything. It is now in the shop for repair and just over 6 months old.

  • Any Guy
    Any Guy May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately there isn't anything else I can suggest at this time, other than taking the camera to an authorized service center. Sorry!

  • Any Guy
    Any Guy May 11, 2010

    The lens has become stuck for some reason. You can try VERY GENTLY applying pressure to the lens when you first apply power to see if you can free up the lens.

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Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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