Question about Canon Elura 70 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Hi, The zoom acts wierd on my Elura 70. It automatically zooms in !! In the record mode (still or video), the small magnifying window appears permanently on the bottom right cornder of the LCD. If somebody can help me to resolve this issue, it will be really appreciated. Thanks.. Pradeep
Holy ****! just whacked the bottom once with the palm of my hand like mr. mousemaniacs suggested & the problem vanished!
Posted on May 23, 2008
Whacking mine worked too!
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
Holy ****2! It worked for me also. One good whack on the bottom with your hand does the trick.....
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
I also had the same problem but when i did the best solution which was posted last jan 18, that is by smashing the bottom of the camcorder, my camera's zoom in problem got fixed! thanks a million to the person who posted that. i hope all the others with the same problem try it. it really worked!
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
I have the same problem with the zoom. In my case it helps to sligthly smash the bottom of the camcorder with the hand. It seems that there is some loose connector inside...If it help you also - we have the same problem.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
Awesome !! That worked
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
OUCH... .but FANTASTIC!!!! I thought this thread might've been a hoax, with everyone talking about the ol' hit-the-vending-machine approach... but I've been converted and my camcorder healed!
For years we've given up using our Elura70 100% because of the crazy zooming problem in Camera or Play/VCR mode. What a miracle cure to find this free-- and funny-- fix!
My hands aren't too strong, so moments ago I put extra effort in giving three good whacks to the rump of the machine. I may have undone the carpal tunnel corrective surgery on my R wrist... ah, but all for a good cause!
Many thanks, FixYa experts and fellow fans!
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
The wack worked for mine as well, thanks for this posting
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
Was skeptical, figured the same person posted this solution 14 times. Nope, 3 whapps to bottom and I'm in business. Question.... would you buy Canon again? Seems several models are having this problem. Elura 85 for me.
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
I whacked the side first. The problem went away, then came back. Then I whacked the bottom 5 minutes ago, so far so good. What a genious!
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
I experienced the same on the 70 and did the shocks treatment for a temporary solution.
Because it had this behavior for both shooting and playback zoom, I deduced that it was the zoom slider.
A quick shot of electronic contact cleaner under the slider instantly solved the problem! This makes sense since it is likely much like a sliding volume control and they do get messed up over time and respond to cleaning!
I would be safe and cover all but the slider with a paper towel so that you don't leak into some other component, such as the tape drive.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
OMFG the slap works!!!!! Thanks for the help with my elura 65!
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
I had the same problem and sent it back for repair. (it was under warranty). 6 months later problem appeared again, but my warranty expired. Whacking worked and problem is gone!
Thanks so much to whoever found this solution!!!!
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
Thanks it worked for me too!
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
Same zoom problem. I was about to send the camera in for repair but decided against it, because I figured they'd charge to much for a repair. Tried the whacking solution - gave it 3 good whacks on the underside of the camera and the problem of 1 year has gone away. When the problem comes back and the whack doesn't fix it, then I'll start working on the zoom button.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
I have the same problem. It is intermittent and unpredictable. Recently it started zooming out automatically. I don't have a permanent solution, but here's a hack: Shove a twisty-tie under the zoom button to force it always to the left. That way it'll at least stay in the zoomed out mode. You won't be able to zoom in and out, but at least you can record normally (otherwise).
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
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