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Flaky zoom My DCR-DVD505 developed a flaky zoom problem that's getting worse.  When using the zoom lever, the camera acts like there's a loose connection or dirty contact.  The zoom will not operate, and then suddenly lurch, then stop, then go again, etc.  I've found that if I wiggle the zoom lever vigorously, the problem goes away for about 20 minutes.  This is regardless of whether power is on while doing the wiggling, so I know the problem is in the lever mechanism.  But I haven't been able to figure out how to take it apart.  I'm about ready to use a hammer, since I just ordered a new HDR-CX7.

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Re: Flaky zoom

Are you are sure that the problem is in the lever?

If it is so, I have a solution!

We used to play that trick on the old Machine of 80-90s. Just put 1-2 drop of kerosin oil into the contact of the lever after opening that for a while.

Thats all.

Play that lever for number of times before turn that on.

You will get benefit for at least 1 year!

You can use non lubricated machine oil instade of kerosin oil also!

Hope for the best!

Ekram, from Bangladesh

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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