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Zom button does not turn

I think there maybe something inside it feels stiff maybe some kind of pop or something Did not know if there is a way to remove to clean

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Your mechanical zoom assy is dirty inside pls clean the zoom contactplate


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After you have took a picture, and you look back at it, you can hit the zoom button to zomm the picture in that you have just took. after i get the picture zommed in and manuvered where i want it how do i...

Cropping etc is usually more easily done on your laptop or computer. Not all cameras have the ability to do it in camera. Connect the camera to your computer, or remove the card and put it in a computer and you can edit them to your hearts content :)

Apr 03, 2011 | GE X5 Digital Camera

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We just received the camera. We feel there should not b a fee. We just want info on it. If I can fix it before i decide to return it. The lens seem to lock up and the pic showing on the camera is a blur

With the lens lock up,you really need to know cameras.The pic on an LCD screen is it?Sometimes to get a focus,you need to hold the picture take button down,maybe about halfway.If that does not work,something is very wrong.Perhaps try taking a couple of photos and see the results.If you desire to attempt to repair it,you will definitely need patience.In the end,you may get frustrated,waste alot of time nd return it anyway.Actually,come to think of it,since it is new,I would contact who you purchased it from,I assume a company not a person?and see what they may do for you.If they do not do anything satisfactory,call Polaroid.When someone answers,immediately ask for a supervisor.The people who answer do not have much authority.A supervisor will get results of some kind.Good luck and I hope you get a free fix.Greg

Sep 18, 2010 | Polaroid Digital Cameras

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Zom not working at all. zom error reads in window . While chanching batteries, zoom came out and stay out. When push the W/T button, camera wil go off. No photo action. TNX for help


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.


Feb 14, 2010 | Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera

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Push on button. Camera turns on, lens pops out.

Most of these kinds of errors come as a result of some kind of impact, sand or dirt exposure, possible water damage, or some other problem with the lens.
There is a possibility that the lens is off track.
Try pulling or pushing (not too hard either way) and see if it may be off track and return it to the correct setting.
Since it is not working anyway, try the above a few times and then test the camera to work right.
I have fixed more than one with similar (off track problems) and they worked good after wards.
Worth a try.
If nothing works, I suggest to sell it (include all that you have with the sale) on a site such as Ebay as parts, or as is repair. It should bring something like $20.00 to $50.00. The LCD is worth something over $15.00 alone. The other parts of the camera has value to those who repair cameras.

Oct 19, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix L14 Digital Camera

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Lens remains partially closed when turned on

This usually means something has been slightly damaged on the lens system. It probably has some kind of impact. Also if sand or water gets inside the lens system this can happen as well.
You may think that this is normal wear and tear, I do not think so. Something causes errors like this. Dust, dirt, water, sand, or some kind of impact will cause this kind of thing.
To fix this may be harder than a person realizes on the surface.
It must be determined what is causing this in the first place.
Carefully examine the whole lens system when in and when out.

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Open a Canon 570 IS

Just keep pulling on the back plate with the lcd towards you. The shiny thing will eventually pop off. It doesn't feel right while you're doing it. It feels as if you will break it. But I just kept taking the back off and it just popped off the shiny thing.

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Canon Power Shot A 70

The "stuff" you see on your screen is some of the icons that Canon uses and is perfectly normal--the problem is that nothing from the outside world is getting to the screen, so it's black. Could be a broken CCD (not good--see about fixing it) but let's try some easy stuff first, like pressing the DISP. button below your viewfinder once or twice. Also, eliminate the obvious: when you turn on the camera, does the lens pop out? Does the black metal lens cover open up so you can see the lens? Try removing and replacing the batteries. Also, if you feel adventurous, reset the camera to its defaults--i.e., wipe out any changes you may have made by accident--by removing/replacing the CR1220 date battery under the rubber cover at the side of the camera (you'll have to reset the time and date after you reinstall it). Good luck!

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My lens wont fully extend

My sister's camera was having the same trouble and after trying a few different things, i came across a solution that fixed her camera. Her error said "lense error, restart camera."

I held down the shutter button for a few seconds, then i held down the power button as well. I tried it once or twice and then it worked. I hope this helps!

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F707 Problem w/EVF and LCD screen

From your description, it sounds like what I've seen described by other people when something has come loose inside-- maybe a cable. If you do a search, I know there are posts where [crazy] people have pried open the guts of their cameras and have written out a step-by-step tutorial on what's in there. If you didn't feel comfy going that route, you might be able to send it to Sony for repair. My vote, if the camera works okay otherwise, would be to just live with it.

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