When I turn on the Camera, the Zoom keeps moving back and forth. This happens quite frequently but once it starts behaving okay, I can take pictures as long as I want to. The moment I switch it off and on again, the problem repeats. I had got the ON/OFF Switch replaced as the service engineer told me that there was an issue with the Switch. But the problem still persists. Can some one help in letting me know what could be wrong so that I can get it repaired
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the same thing was happening to mine, what i did was i moved the lens area back and forth,gently while turning it on and off, maybe its dust or maybe one of my little ones messed with it. i plan to keep on messing around wit it so that i won't have to be doing that, but meanwhile that worked to get rid of when it says zoom error. hope this temporary solution works.;-}
The slightly open shutter is the reason for this problem. Thank God you mentioned it.
Solution: Try with your fingers to shift the shutter “blades” back and forth to see if they move freely. If they do no move freely it maens the shutter “blasdes” and stuck by particles/dust/something. So you just continue to shift them like that untill they are free again. Once they are free turn your camera back on and it should perform as normal.
I had the same problem with my 6-month old Olympus SP-560UZ and was quite upset until I thought of a way around this. The error seems to be due to the lens becoming off axis and not extending. I was able to turn on the camera by lying it down flat on its back so the lens will extend straight up when the camera is powered up. Once it is turned on, it seems ok to move it back in its normal position. So far so good - and it is free…
I have had the same problem with my camera. It mostly occurs when my battery is going dead. It will go in and out while trying to turn the camera on and off. It will get stuck open and stuck closed and sometimes half way.
I put new batteries in, and it works like a charm. I can now tell my battery is going dead when it starts to behave that way.
have you tried to check the mode or settings? Digital zoom is different from manual or analog zoom, when we say digital zoom the camera expand the picture digitally, the zoom lens is not moving when it reach its maximum length but the picture keeps on zooming in.