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ZOOM ERROR An error message "ZOOM ERROR" is displayed when switched on . Their is an sound from the zoom gears . unable to Zoom in or Out. It was drop down from 3ft height. I think an error with the cambarrel, shutter.... Any solutions or the cost of this spares.????

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  • plumb_ks Mar 03, 2008

    This camera has NOT been dropped. All we have done is install fresh batteries.

  • amaher1 May 13, 2008

    I also dropped my Olympus SP-550 UZ digital camera from a height of about 3 feet. I put fresh batteries in, but I am still getting the Zoom Error. The lens does extend out a bit, but then beeps, errors, goes back in, and shuts down. Any suggestions?

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Zoom error usually comes from lens off track or bent.. definitely needs repair

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the spare parts won't be so much, if you try and fix it yourself, you will save a ton of money otherwise it could be around $100 to send it in and get it fixed. You can start finding the problem by opening the screws on the bottom/back of the camera and find what gears are jammed and won't zoom. or I can get you a number to call to send it in, thanks

Let me know what you want to do

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