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HELP!!!!! I have a dimage Z5 and the lense is stuck. It is zoomed all the way out and won't come back in! The focus is zoomed to the max as well and it iwll focus at this point but everything is way close up. Please help. To send it back to Sony is atleast a min. of $181..... The camera is almost 2 years old and I have babied it to death! Thanks.

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Re: HELP!!!!!

Does the barrel fully retract when the camera is shut down? I suspect a mechanical problem... If you're not very technical, I do not recommend opening it up... Try whapping the objective a little. I'm not kidding; the problem may be caused by some gears that got stuck... Otherwise, it could be quite hairy because the zoom motor or its controlling electronics could have gone bad...

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