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Zoom lens not retracting

I own a pentax espio 140 M and the zoom lens does not retract. When I try closing it I get the LE message and it clicks as if trying to close but does not work. Any suggestions?

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  • trassh Mar 08, 2008

    Same problem ie. tried to zoom. Once zoom went to maximum extension, a 'HI' message appeared, and cannot switch off or retract. Remove/replaciing battery doesnt help.



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May be a bit of grit gas got in. Do not try to manually manipulate it- this will wreck the motor drive. A Vacuum clean suck way have some affect. Certainly contact Pentax Tech Support Team .

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