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System error I turned on my camera today the lens zoomed out but the screen then said system error and when i switch it of the lens does not go back. i can't take pictures or do anything.

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Re: system error

Take the Battery[s] out and leave overnight. Re insert battery or if rechargeable, charge them up. Then to morrow reinsert- see what happens.

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The lens of my camera wont move back in when i switch it off or back out for when i switch it back on. It then appears on the screen system error (zoom) or sometimes it shows system error (focus)

I had a similar problem and is turned out to be a battery that wasn't charging properly, the camera just didn't have the juice to move the lens.

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I have a zoom error alert on the screen of my fuji j37 digital camera. When i turn the camera on the lens comes out and retracts straight away.

I had this problem for the first time yesterday, on my fifth use of the camera from new. The user manual says to turn it on and off a few times which I did but to no avail. I found advice on a different forum that said to hold your finger over the shutter as you turn it on, so that the lens doesn't have time to retract again. Sort of use your finger nail to hold the shutter up while the lens extends. Tried this and it worked, switched it off and back on agiain and it seems to be going fine now.

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Fujifilm finepix J32 Zoom error

Had exactly the same problem with my fujifilm j32, after reading a few things on the net and definitely couldn't be bothered to waste money and time sending off a camera that cost a few quid I took matters into my own hands!
I turned the camera on and quickly grabbed the lens to stop it retracting again, once it was held out I gave it a good 'wiggle' moving it in all directions fairly firmly!
I then pressed the on/off button again to switch it off and then turned it back on and low and behold it turned on and worked perfectly after!
Hope this helps others cause it could save you a lot of time and money!

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Lens stuck in out position, screen shows zoom error. How can I fix the problem?

just take out the battery ....charge it ...and put it back....switch off and switch on the camera once....should work fine

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Lens error with Canon ixus 970 IS

Has anyone responded to you on this yet - I have had the same problem and don't know what to do?>

Apr 07, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS...

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Zoom Error

I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got sand in. I cut a finger of 80gm computer paper 1cm X 5cm. Inserted this first  around outer zoom tube & worked it all around. It goes in quite deep so be gentle. I switched on to open zoom & tipped out batteries before it had time to close & repeated procedure. When I put batteries back in it worked OK. I repeated procedure with lens fully extended. I found a thin bit of plastic packing worked better as it did not kink so easily. It is still working today having failed 100% before.

Jul 02, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Fuji FinePix S700 Problem

Try to put it on super macro and see if this will reset the zoom function.
Also try to switch between the settings that allow the digital zoom, as compaired to those settings that only allow optical zoom.
If these do not work, you may have a lens that has been dropped, or is stuck, and may need to be serviced. I have the S700, and have never seen this error before> good luck.

Jun 12, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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Zoom will not retract

Dear Grammie,

You have either experienced a lens error or your zoom dial is broken (both usually caused by some sort of impact damage, but which can be spontaneously occuring).

Look for an error message on your camera's LCD screen such as "E18," or "lens error restart camera." If you do not see a lens error but simply cannot retract your zom lens (go into wide angle mode) via the zoom lever then it simply maybe a broken command dial. Either way, however, you will need to have the camera serviced in all likelihood. Call tech support at 1-800-828-4040 M-F from 8 am to 12 midnight EST and Saturdays until 8 pm EST. Hope this helps.


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System error

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

Listed Fix #4 might work for you. Place the camera on its back, and hold the shutter button down while powering on the camera.

Dec 21, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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I used to get that error all the time with a earlier Fuji FinePix with the slide-over lens cover. If the cover wasn't pushed back completely, the lens would extend only so far and then give an error. Make sure that there's nothing (dirt, hair) on any of the lens surfaces and make sure the lens is fully extending when you do turn the zoom on. Don't let anything touch or bump the zoom while it's moving, either.
Not sure if this will help, since you have a different model. This is what worked for me, though.

Nov 16, 2007 | Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

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