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Broken Zoom on Fuji Finepix F470

My zoom on my camera is stuck outward. When I power the camera on I can hear the gears inside trying to initialize the zoom and it sounds like a grinding noise since the zoom is already out. I now get a black 'blank' screen and on the first time I would get a picture with me zoom half way out and the display would have a zoom error on it. Any tips on how to fix this if there is even a way?? Thank you.

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  • Muncheez Feb 05, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Now everytime I go to turn it on it says zoom error, and shuts itself off... can't do anything with it. With all these complaints of the same problem you'd think they'd have fixed it. My model is actually the Fuji Finepix F480, instead of the F470. Wish they would have fixed this problem on the new model...

  • adamandrew Feb 17, 2008

    i have same problem with my camera f470, does anyone know warranty on them? showing zoom error and wont move in or out

  • morey_09 Feb 18, 2008

    I sent mine back to Fuji after calling their tech service. I was verbally told this is a mfg error that they are aware of and it shouldn't cost anything. They just mailed me a bill for $116 in parts in labor and I have the option of accepting or declining the work. I need to call and request this be done at no cost. I'll report back on what eventually happens.



    My next camera will not be a FUJI if this is the way they are handling this.

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Try turning the power on and gently pulling the lens outward as it powers up. This may force the gears to re-align themselves. Use "fingertip" pressure only. Don't force it excessively. Also try turning on, and then applying slight pressure to the front of the lens while you power it off. You can also try rotating the lens barrel segments while it powers up or shuts off. Sometimes either can get the lens back on track.

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