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Zoom problem The camera automatically zooms when I turn it on.

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Re: Zoom problem

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 $199. 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 guarantee the entire camcorder for 6 months parts and labor. If you have any other questions please feel free to call, email or post you questions here.

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Re: Zoom problem

My camera started to zoom out recently all by itself. The zoom control would take over and do whatever it wanted without me touching it! It would zoom out constantly, rendering the camera useless.

I was about to buy a new camera, but figured I would try to fix this one first, since I really wasn't in the mood to drop $300 dollars.

Here's what I did, I took out my trusty can of WD40 with straw attached. I encircled the zoom switch with some kleenex to contain any overspray. Then I gave the zoom switch, the smallest blast of WD40 I could muster. I cleaned up the overspray with the kleenex and worked the switch back and forth for a while. Lo and behold the problem is fixed.

One warning, you may ruin the camera, however, if your zoom doesn't work, the camera is not much use other than a miniDVD player for your tv.

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Re: Zoom problem

I have the same problem. I hoped it was down to the zoom button on the top of the camera. I dismantled it and eventually got to the button but couldn't find anything loose/damaged or needing cleaned.

Did you ever find a solution?

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SOURCE: Zoom malfunction

the zoom control button is malfunctioning. try to clean the contact. check the resistant of the variable carbon. if it is not open, try to adjust the contact point away from the damaged area.

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SOURCE: video camera zooms in when turned on, cant zoom out.

just pull out the viewfinder

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