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Power Zoom Lever Doesn't Work

I bought my Sony Handycam DCR-PC105 Mini DV Digital Camcorder several years ago and have been very pleased with it's quality, features and durability. I have never had a mechanical issue with this camera until last week. Last week, I noticed that the power zoom lever on the camera stopped working. I am still able to zoom in and out using the remote control. There is also another smaller issue which I noticed last week that I can live with, but I'm only mentioning in case it is related to the zoom issue. When I turn the camera on, I get a "CLOCK SET" message. If I set the clock, it will only stay in the camera's memory as long as the battery is attached. Once I change the battery, the message re-appears. I understand that there is an internal re-chargable battery which should keep this information while the camera battery is un-attached. It has worked for years, but now, at the same time the zoom has failed me, this problem arose. Are they related? I would love to keep using this camera, but can't find anyone to fix it at a reasonable cost. If anyone knows what the problem is and how I can fix it, I would really appreciate the advice.

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Re: Power Zoom Lever Doesn't Work

Hello, please try to use the memory stick. If there is a message MS error, please look at this picture. Best regards, Arpi If you need more info please advice.

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