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Err at the place where zoom value displays in LCD

I am having in problem with zoom part of flash,
err at the place where zoom value displays in LCD
plz help , otherwise it is firing well.
i purchased it new

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Though I am sure your solution may have been fixed already.

The guide that the reflector moves along for the Zoom.. has probably been knocked off position (either the guide/rail or the "runner" of the reflector).


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