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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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  • Jodie *** Feb 16, 2007

    Yes, the barrel will stay fully extended when you shut it down, most of the time anyways. When you power the camera on it will zoom in and out and back out. It is kind of like it hasgone crazy. But the focal view is fully zoomed, when you try and move the little zoom switch in and out on the side it doesn't "un"zoom. Does this make any sense to you?

  • Jodie *** Feb 16, 2007

    Great comments onthat site. Thanks.....

  • ninashiela Nov 04, 2007

    I have the same problem with Jodie, my Konica Dimage z5 lens is stuck. even if i turn it off it wont move in, if i turned it on it will only moved in and out again and if i look on the viewfinder/LCD everything is zoomed out. can you anyone help me?

  • ninashiela Nov 04, 2007

    yeah i have the same problem is there anymore solutions?

  • jevvyj Nov 14, 2007

    lenz does not retract when switching off also out of focus lenz acc off

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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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