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Zoom lens won't fully retract

When I turn the camera on the zoom lens goes about 3/4 of the way out. It will go ahead and extend all the way out when I hit the zoom button but the lens will not retract when I use the zoom button. It will however retract all the way when I turn the camera off. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: zoom lens won't fully retract

This is a gradual breakdown of the zoom mechanism due to ingress of dirt or having had a knock. A repair will be expensive- Fuji support will advice.

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