I have recently begun to notice camera zoom noise on playback. It it a new problem for me and I'm having problems locating an answer to what it may be. I cannot hear any zoom noise during operation but can on video playback. I noticed the problem so I bought a DM-50 shotgun mic thinking it may help but it didn't. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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it is normal to listen a bit of noise because the zoom motor is not always really silent, and if your sound recording level is hight and there is not much action going, then you'll ear the motors,
sometimes it can be because of too much using it (if it didn't make same noise when new)
The zoom rocker switch may need to be replaced andcan usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repairedby a qualified service technician.
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This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repairedby a qualified service technician. My name is Rick and I’m a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I’m semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs. If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .
had an issue like that with my GL2 at an older stage. Ended up the dimmers and light combination would emit IR that confussed the camera into thinking I was using the remote control to zoom it... if it has an external (not in the lens) pickup you might try covering the IR reciever on the camera with dark tape (if you use masking tape or electrical tape, take it off after you are done as to not leave goop all over your camera)... a post it might work well. Otherwise look in the setup and turn off the remote if possible.... Just one possibility....
Camera needs service. There is an assembly that get replaced in the side cabinet, it's a flexible printed circuit or FPC. You can expect to pay ~ $220.00 for this type of repair. Of course, don't overlook having general maintenance performed while it's in the shop... usually it's just a tad more labor, and the cost of parts. www.AVRepair.com is one such place.
I am one of the lead technicians at VideoOneRepair.com. We are a repair shop that specializes in only Sony and Canon Prosumer camcorders.
problem that you are experiencing is a common complaint on the Canon
Gl2 camcorder. There are two different common parts that can cause zoom
problems. One is that the zoom control on the side grip goes faulty and
will need to be replaced ,this repair parts and labor is $195. The
second problem is a bad flex PCB and this repair parts and labor is
306. Both of these repairs include cleaning and servicing. The return
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Try take battery off camera while operating recording mode, amd put it back without turning off camera. I really do not know why this happend, but this solved my Canon mvx330i "by it self zooming" problem. try turn on digital zoom in meny and take of battery...
Dirty video head! Playback newly opened blank tape for five minutes, after that eject, reinsert, playback then eject again five times, these will serve as your video head cleaner, never use "video head cleaning cassette tape" for it will only damage your camera.
Most camera has built in video head cleaner installed inside and activates only when you insert, initial play/rec, and ejects a tape. If the problem is still there you need pro fix then.[:0)