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Zoom lens won't retract

My fuji finepix digital camera will not retract the zoom lens. it keeps telling me there is a focus error. any fixes for something like that?

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Re: zoom lens won't retract

Usually down to the lens block assy being faulty.Is the lens retracting and opening properly?.It usually turns out to be worn gears in the lens drive assy or the result of a fall.Either way will be expensive repair!My advise is check and see whether camera is covered by insurance for accidental knocks.,

Posted on May 11, 2007

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SOURCE: zoom lens won't retract

mine is the exact same way
should i just buy a new cam?

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Does the lens extend and retract as normal?
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If the whole lens will not move or is stuck then it needs to be removed, stripped and re-assembled.

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Zoom lens won't retract

mine is the exact same way
should i just buy a new cam?

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