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Optical viewfinder zoom isn't working

When I last used the camera about 2 months ago, everything worked fine including the zoom in the optical viewfinder. The camera has been stored in a drawer, no falls, shocks or impact, but when I came to use it today the optical viewfinder doesn't zoom any more, it just stays at the wide angle setting while the zoom on the LCD and pics is working fine. Any ideas? Thanks!!

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No ideas on how you can get it working. There is I should think a connection adrift. Try the Konica Tech Support Team But be prepared for a zilch answer- I don't think a 'repair' will come into the equation

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