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A210 zoom error

My camera is 5 years old and I have never had any problems with my camera until now. the screen shows a zoom error, since I have not used the
camera since Thanksgiving. It worked fine then and it has been setting in its
case. I need help.

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Re: a210 zoom error

When you first turn the camera on, grab the lens, pull on it slightly. Turn the camera off and try it again. If it doesn"t work the first time , pull on the lens slightly again. It worked on mine

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Re: a210 zoom error

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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