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Zoom Error When I turn the camera on, it shows "zoom error". I can turn it off and try again with the same results. Bud Elder elderb13@earthlink.net

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Hi,

Try this out it worked for most of them who had a similar problem like urs:

First remove ur batteries

then Gently tap it twice at the end of the camera to ur plam and it will work again.
.

just tap it very lightly against the bottom of the camera holding it
upright.

Allow it to cool for some time then put back the batteries..

Goodluck,
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    And if this trick doesn't works then:

    There is no easy fix, you will have either disassemble
    and get dirty, or take to an authorized repair person. This zoom error
    problem is usually caused due to dirt or dust in the zoom mechanism.

    If you think you can handle disassembling the camera then grab a set of gentile screwdrivers and follow these instructions:

    You will have to remove a few circuit boards in order to get to the zoom mechanism.





    Remove the zoom mechanism:



    And the gear box:


    You will
    need to disassemble the gearbox, make your self a drawing or (if you
    have another camera) take pictures of every step of the disassembly in
    order to remember how to reassemble it correctly!

    Place it on a clean table and under a strong light and carefully disassemble:



    You
    should notice some small particles of dirt (sand or grit) on the tiny
    gears, in my experience most zoom error problems are caused by a
    small grain of sand. preventing the gearbox from turning smoothly.

    Carefully Scrape the dirt off with a small clean brush or even a screwdriver and re-assemble the camera.


    Once you put it back together the zoom error should be gone

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That is never a good message to see on these types of cameras. Look at the lens area, does it look askew? i.e. not centered, cocked to one side. Did the camera get dropped or bumped recently? The only thing you can try is remove the batteries for a few moments and see if if might be a electronics error rather than a mechanical problem. I can't do chat from my Mac, but I will monitor emails from Fixya

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Try a camera reset first of all.
if not,thanit is little what you can do,because your camera is  acompact one..you just cant get into it.
Try a specialized service because the problem can be solved by replacing the zoom engine if it is brocken.
if it is a lense problem..wellthan is more complicated..
good luck

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