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Samsung digimax 420 zoom error

The zoom lens will not operate even when batterys are fully charged abd display cinfirms this. i can view pictures taken but when i switch to image capture mode the caption 'zoom error' comes up. the camera has not been damaged or dropped, i have recently replaced the rechargeable batteries. the camera has to this point been out of use for 6months. any suggestions? i have not tried to fix the problem. i wonder if there may be a problem with the power or batteries.

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Re: samsung digimax 420 zoom error

The Zoom error could be motor failure or a connector come loose. you could try the Samsung Technical Help Team Byt I suspect it is time for repair or replacement[ depending on age of the device]

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