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Zoom will not work at all

The zoom on my Canon A95 will not work at all. I cannot use the optical or digital zoom. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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If you decide to open your camera, here's a pictorial disassembly. Don't go any further than popping the top off to examine components in the vicinity of the zoom lever. Look for anything different than what's showing in the picture. Usually the zoom lever and switch gets gunked up with dust and debris that can easily be cleaned off. Use the pictures on page 2 of this website as a guide :

http://qman.fotokala.ee/Kaamerad/PowerShotA95/index.html

And keep in mind there's a potential for electrical shock. Read this first before you turn any screws:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/important-warning-camera-flash.html

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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