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Zoom lens will not completely come out

When turning on the camera, the zoom lens will not completely come all the way out. I have to manually zoom the lens to make the screen clear and the lens come out. Has not been damaged, and lenses are not loose.

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Re: zoom lens will not completely come out

It needs a service -contact the Fuji website technical support.

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My fujifilm s1000 keeps showing "zoom error." I don't know what happend. It's like one day it's working, the next not. I have a family member graduating Friday and can't afford a new camera. I've taken out...


If you try turning on the camera with the lens cap on, you may get zoom error. Ensure that you are removing the lens cap before turning on the camera.

If the autofocus ring is held while taking the picture, or operating the lens this will also cause the Zoom error message coming up.

If that is not the problem, then the lens has troubles extending. This may happen because of dust stuck in lens mechanism, or because of a mechanical fault concerning the lens.
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Here a basic manual in PDF format.

Here Owners manual.

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  • The zoom function is not available while shooting a movie on all cameras. Refer to the owner's manual for information regarding the functions available on the camera. Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.

  1. Change the Auto Exposure (AE) mode on the camera.
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  3. If the camera has a conversion lens setting in the menu, set it of OFF.
  4. Reset the camera back to factory settings. To reset the Camera, please select Initialize under Settings and Main Settings 1.
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The error "Turn off the power and on again" shows when the zoom motor start malfunction, If you want to repair by yourself and have experience then change the optical zoom motor it will reduce your cost. Otherwise you can change complete lens block assembly, both part and description is given below for your help and convenience:

Part No. Description
1-788-363-11 OPTICS UNIT (ED13A) (complete lens block assy)

2-673-648-01 ZOOM MOTOR UNIT

You can contact any expert or Sony Service Center to change the above said part and your camera work fine again.
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