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The zoom is stuck in the out position and will not retract back into the camera!

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  • mari_huie Mar 12, 2009

    will try that as soon as i find an air compressor....will try my dentist!!!! thanks

  • martacanova May 12, 2009

    dopo aver caricato le foto sul pc,la macchinetta si è spenta con l'obbiettivo fuori e non si accende più.

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Hi there, welcome to FixYa.

The problem your having is that sand and/or dirt gets in the lens mechanism of the camera. When the little cog inside gets sand or dirt in it, it prevents it from moving. It is what causes 95 percent of all lens errors. The other 5 percent are when the guide pins get misaligned and don't go back in the tracks properly. Mis aligned pins happen alot of times when you drop it with the lens extended, so let's go with the easy one first.

Take an air compressor (or borrow a friends) and put the nozzle up to the space in between the lens and and the camera. Blow it out real good. It may take a couple of tries, but it should free it up.

Let me know if that helped, and feel free to rate my answer.

Rob

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Rob Mar 12, 2009

    LOL, here is a solution that might be abit more expedious for you. Use a hair dryer on the highest setting. Blow air into the space I mentioned in the earlier post, then turn the camera lens down and gently tap the lens on a hard surface. This might work for you instead of having to make a dentist appointment! Hope this helps. Try it, if it does, then if you feel so inclined, you can change the rating. Thanks,



    Rob

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