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Megxon C480 Digital View Camera - Zoom does not work

When I turn the camera on, the zoom just "rattles inside" but does not come out or allow me to focus. Details below. Please advise.

Megxon C480- Digital View Camera
8x zoom Optical
4.0 Mega pixel
4x digital zoom
When I turn the camera on, the zoom does not function. It sounds like it is trying to work, but all I hear is a rattle inside.
Display reads Zoom Home! Errow SW1
Please advise.
Janet

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Camera lens mechanism got problem with loading gears. Rattle sound shows gear is worn out and afraid that you need to replace complete lens assembly. Please ask an estimate from local camera repair shop. It will cost you more then camera worth.

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I quote from you :

" the zoom just "rattles inside" but does not come out"

That means that there is a mechanical problem with lens assembly, and camera is on lens error.

The camera must be taken apart to fix this.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 01, 2009

    If the lens makes noise but the lens assembly does not extend , that means that there is an internal problem.

    If this is an humming noise, it can be a faulty lens motor, in this case the technician access the motor and test it by energising it.

    More likely the problem is due to a mechanical fault concerning the lens assembly.

    Try hitting the back of the camera (gently not to damage it) with the palm of your hand while you start the camera at the same time.
    Try also spraying canned air on the lens cylinder in case there is dust or sand locking up the lens.

    If that did not work, it will be necessary to take apart the camera to fix the problem.
    In this case it is better to take the camera to arepair shop, if you do not want to risk causing more damage to the camera.


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