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Camera GL2 Zoom Noise Problem

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 going to be the zoom because the only time I can hear the noise is during a zoom function during playback. I tinkered a little last night with the mic attenuator but that didn't solve the issues either.

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The sound is either the tape reels spinning or the zoom can you possibly send me a copy of the sound mattgandersn@aim.com 

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When I zoom in or out there a noise made by the camera while zoominh in/out


hi,
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,
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I made a mistake It is the zoom on my Cannon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder that zoom does not work.


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I just bought a canon Gl2 camera used on Ebay. I did the routine check, and everything seemed cool. I messed around with the zoom, and noticed that when I zoom in, at about 50 percent, it gets really...


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 repaired by a qualified service technician.

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The 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 shipping is free. We also grantee the entire camcorder for 6 months parts and labor.

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