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Zoom lens Motor Problem?

I have a Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra zoom that will not retract or extend the lens in picture taking extends and retracts during power up or off!. Any ideas? I have not dropped this unit or spilled liquids. It just happenned. Thanks

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  • ignag Nov 09, 2007

    I can hear the motor running when I engage the button....why would the lens not move with motor running, but it moves when I turn it on or off?



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The suggests the zoom control failure
Only Olympus can fix it to it will have to go back.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash Nov 09, 2007

    The Motor engages the general extend and retract gear on switch on, but fails to engage the the fine zoom function.
    As stated only Olympus will fix this - and if the camera is out of warranty it may be worth considering simply replacing it - the likely repair cost will be considerable.
    Check out Olympus first.



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