Question about Sony Handycam DCR-PC105 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Zoom is stuck

The camcorder seems to have gotten stuck zoomed all the way to highest magnification. The on-camera zoom switch does nothing, and neither does the remote, tending to rule out a mechanical problem with the switch. Resetting the camera hasn't helped either. Does anyone have a suggestion what to try next? [If it had gotten stuck zoomed out, the camcorder would have still been mostly usable. Stuck this way, it's almost useless.]

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  • newlife6868 Apr 17, 2009

    Zoom stuck in the CLOSEST position.

  • sivilskurk Apr 22, 2009

    The optical zoom is stuck, zoomed all the way in. The zoom button does nothing. Resetting does not help either.

  • randaljka Apr 29, 2009

    My zoom is also stuck in the zoomed in position. Can anyone tell me wher e the mentioned smd fuse is located?

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I opened up the case to check the zoom button and now the camera doesn't power on. I suspect I've tripped switchor something. How to I get the camera back on?

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  • SlashDotTom Nov 07, 2009

    I opened up the case to check the zoom button and now the camera
    doesn't power on. I suspect I've tripped a switch or something. How to I
    get the camera to power back on?



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Just check the DC power supply flowing to the Lens block control. Some times the SMD fuse blows off and power may not reach the lens block motor.

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