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I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG155, and the zoom is stuck at 1x.

Everything is blurry onscreen and when I attempt to zoom out the zoom will not work. It is saying 1x. I have tried to preset back to factory default setting but is not working.

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  • gbowdoin Dec 19, 2008

    Mine is stuck on zoom and will NOT focus!

  • slessels Dec 26, 2008

    My zoom is busted too! I can focus at 3x and 17x but the picture is the same. The zoom does not change. A 3 inch object takes up the entire screen from 20 ft away.

  • Chinny9 Jan 05, 2009

    My zoom is stuck and the lens will not focus, either on manual and automatic. When you move the zoom lever, you can see a straight line at the position the lens is stuck. Anyone know how to "unstuck" the lens? It just happened and there were no drops or bumps on the camera previously.

  • tv77 Jan 08, 2009

    I am having the same problem, and the camcorder is unusable.

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have the same problem the zoom works but the focus will not adjust. So all I see is a blurry image. Please help!

  • Chinny9 May 11, 2010

    Spoke with JVC technical support. They had me try to discharge the unit by keeping it on with no power source hooked up (no plug, no battery) for 1 hour. They said it is caused by static on internal capacitors.

    That didnt work. So now they say that means the lens is broken and it needs to be fixed. They didnt quote a price, but could be anywhere from $100 - $275. Darn camcorder is only worth a little more than that.

    Bottom line: Doesnt look like there is a fix. Each user needs to check warranty info or JVC will charge charge you for fixing the darn lens. Seems like they should check for faulty zoom lens, but they are not.



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Did you try holding down the record button and the picture snap shot button at the same time to reset it? It did for me.

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