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Zoom Lens (Sony DCR-PC7e) The zoom lens has a life of its own. When you zoom in, it will zoom out again without my touching the switch. When recording, the zoom will suddenly move, again without touching the switch. Thaks for any help! I love this camera.

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Re: Zoom Lens

Hello, DCR-PC7E in order to repair this error you should replace the switch block part number: 147383111. Best regards, Arpi

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