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Trouble when Zooming

When camera is on, when I try to zoom in on an object to take a picture, as soon as touch the zoom in button the camera shuts off and I have to turn in back on. Doesnt happen when I press the zoom out button, only the zoom in button. Any ideas??

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Well did the camera got wet???, if soo it needs the mainboard to be replaced, if not could just be the mainboard also, but if it´s the second one the repair centre will fix it for free if ?t´s under warranty

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