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Zoom and the camera shuts down

I recently bought a digital camera. Its a BenQDC C540. Everytime, I zoom in, the camera automatically shuts down? Any suggestions on what to do?

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Re: Zoom and the camera shuts down

Change the charger and the batteries , test with other one

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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Re: Zoom and the camera shuts down

Lo m8 sounds like a software problem m8 but cant be sure without taking it apart i would look for any damage to lense or switch for zoom.if no fault is found then i would try and find the software for it. but if you want more info or would like to get it done from somewear then try tech sapport at this site

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