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Zoom lever stuck

Nikon Eagleview Zoom 8-24x25 CF binoculars...zoom lever is stuck in the 24x position...mild persuasion doesn't budge it

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  • pcrobin Dec 21, 2008

    Tried tapping sides to see if that would dislodge whatever is keeping the zoom lever from moving. No dice. Binoculars are fairly new and have seen light use. Not subjected to outdoor use. No dirt or sand. Stored in case.

  • pcrobin Dec 21, 2008

    Huh? Battery? Motor? These are binoculars!

  • pcrobin Dec 22, 2008

    Nikon Eagleview binos. I haven't attempted disassembly to fix the stuck zoom lever. Without a diagram of the internals or special tools I hesitate to do something that would make the situation worse. I took the suggestion given (tap side & listen for loose parts). Can't see or hear anything out of place. Lever is stuck solid. Could it have overridden the stop? In other words is it now wedged behind the stop?

  • pcrobin Dec 22, 2008

    Nikon Eagleview binos. Usin a very thin but solid tool to dislodge the thing stopping the zoom lever operation is a good idea but not possible. Angle of attack and close tolerances don't allow that without damage.

  • pcrobin Dec 24, 2008

    The only hope of access appears to be 2 tiny phillips head screws between the lens. It appears that they might hold the focusing ring and zoom lever cover in place. Just a guess.

  • pcrobin Dec 24, 2008

    I'll be damned. The quarter was just the right tool. Thanks!

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Hi there
sounds like the lever has got jammed or has overridden its stop point, either way the only wat to deal with the issue is to either spray the lever with WD-40 and see if it will release so you can zoom in and out, or take the binoculars apart with precision screwdrivers, be very carefull if you have to take it apart as it can be sometimes hard to get them back together

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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Used a quarter to move the button. happy holiday

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would seem that this lever/knob is actually a mechanical linkage that moves the objective lens. Might the problem be not with the knob but the the objective lens is/are stuck? This would be caused by resting the binoculars standing up instead of flatdown often. Perhaps the "mild persuasion...tapping sides...dislodge" should not be directed to the knob/lever but to the objective lens themselves.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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As your tapping the sides try sticking something solid but thin in to dislodge whatever is blocking do not push to hard so you do not break anything. Then reset it by turning it off for 30 minutes.

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Reset the it by switching it off 30 mins.

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Try to reset the power take the battery out leave it turned off for 10 mins then try with the battery that should move the motor or you can tap the unit lightly

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Just tap the sides slowly as something is blocking the lever to come out properly.and also check out if something is broken or moved from its position

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