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Stopping the Zoom

When recording an image, the zooming mechanism (the button that indicates: "T W")zooms into the image very slowly. How do you stop it from zooming when recording?

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Re: Stopping the Zoom

Usually when this happens, the control itself has failed. Repair requires replacing the entire top operation assembly in which the zoom is contained. I wish that there was another solution, but I have replaced many of these for this problem. If you have an interest in how to obtain the part let me know. Good Luck, magic seadog

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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This does require disassembly to remedy the problem. There are various possible fixes. The most prevelant I have seen is cold solder connections of the board connector for the fpc cable from the top operation switch block ass'y. All you need is someone who can handle this task, like a professional. The controls that you are experiencing problems with are all linked with one cable and connector. One bad solder joint can cause serveral operation faults. Good Luck, magic seadog

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