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Zoom Won't Work

I have an ultra-zoom C-725, optical zoom 8X. The zoom has stopped working, the lever moves slightly to the right, but nothing changes. It is stuck on wide. The rest of the camera seems to be working fine, and photos taken this way are fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Zoom Won't Work

The motor has failed I guess Check the Olympus site for advice re repair or replacement.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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