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Zoom Error in my camera olympus M 730

I'm having zoom error for few weeks, looked at the internet, tried to take off battery for few minutes and start again, didn't work, tried to hit a little bit, didn't work, what else can I do to fix this problen?

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Hi,

Looks like the camera lens is trying to adjust, and gets stuck due to a mechanical defect.

The only safe way is to return it or send it to manufacturer if it is under the warranty.
Only a camera technician can fix this.

If it is not possible to return, or if it is not under a warranty, and if you dont want to spend money for a technician to fix it, and you really want to take the risk, there are a few suggestions from people using this camera on this website facing this issue. Click on this LINK. You may use these if you really have no other option at your own risk.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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