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Canon MVX250i Zoom

Hi, It seems as though my canons mvx250i zoom has developed a mind of its own.When I switch it on it starts to zoom on its own.The zoom control only overcomes this when the switch is in use.Sometimes I can stop the zoom by tapping the cassette cover. The problem does not seem to be related to the zoom switch. Many Thanks Regards

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  • paulwiltjer Jan 03, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem since a few days. My little son got hold of it, can it be that he pressed a certain button (combination)?

  • s_tummon78 Aug 17, 2008

    This is obviously a common problem cause i too am experiencing this!

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    Had the same problem and now the zoom doesn't work at all

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem of canon mvx250i's zoom going by itself...
    It's nox no longer in garanty and I don't know what to do... I will try to let it for a while without its battery pack as told. Does anyone succeed in resolving this problem ?



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Hi Each,I had the same problem - I sent it for repair at great cost and it was ok for a while. I left the camera alone for a couple of years with the battery in (dow dead) and when I had another look at it the problem had returned! I have found that during playback if I press the photo button while holding the zoom button off (Wide) that after a photo has been taken the camera returns to wide (I have to keep holding the the zoom button. This does mean that I can play a tape and record to my PC. I haven't tried to hold the button for an hour but I recon I could use sticky tape to do this. It's an awful solution but it means that I get to recover old tapes and transfer them to DVD later. I hope this helps but if anyone has a proper solution I would love to hear it.Steve - Beverley, East Yorks

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Change LI-ion battery (not main power battery) ...change it every 1 year if your camera in low-activity use.

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Found the solution somewhere else on the net: just leave the camera lying with the batterie taken out for a while and it works again

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

  • Johan L Jun 08, 2011

    I dare say this doesnt work. Ive had my camera, with the same problem, swiched off (though not without battery) for over a year, which means the battery was flat as a panncake. Sure enough, the same problem i had years ago, turned up again. Ive tried swapping batteries but to no avail. Shame to toss a nice camcorder but this is pure Canon garbage. Will use my Nikon Still-camera instead.


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