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The zoom is stuck outside

When i put the battery i can hear a small noise and the zoom is stuck outside it can not move.

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The 3 studs that allow the lens to move in a circular motion are jammed outside the track. it will require a complete dissemble to fix . most folks just sell it on ebay to a repair person.

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