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Zoom error? Hello,The camera shoot (lens) will not open and extend, it stays shut, likes it's stuck or something. I think it just may be broken now, but maybe not. On the LCD it displays "Zoom error". I tried brand new batteries, neg. Is there hope? Could you call me or email me?Phone: 360.652.5409Email:

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