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Fuji Finepix Z1 Zoom Error

I have a Fuji Finepix Z1 camera and recently when I switched on the camera it displayed a Zoom Error. I can't work out what happened to it. Any idea what I can do to fix the problem.

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  • bluedestiny May 27, 2008

    I've had this problem on and off for the last year or so. Sometimes, when I play around with the buttons, especially the flash button, it'll make the zoom error problem disappear, and I'll be able to take pictures for a short moment, and the quality of the pictures won't be affected. It is annoying though.

  • seah0rse Jun 25, 2008

    The same problem with my Z1

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    I have a fine pix fuji Z1 and i just turned on the camera today and it says zoom Error! I have no idea how to fix it...does anyone know where i could take it to have someone look at it.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem, with it saying Zoom error every time I turn on the camera. I tried the solution offered here, by holding down the trigger button and sliding it open. it didn't work the first time, but worked the second time I repeated the process. Hope it keeps working! Thank you

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I saw another post in this forum were someone suggest banging it on a table a couple times, not to hard that you'd dent it but a good enough bang. Worked like a charm! I tried the trigger and slide method but while the error message went away the zoom wouldn't focus. Try banging it, it sounds bad but it worked wonders!

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  • pasqualedell Dec 05, 2010

    I guy, "banging it on a table a couple times, not to hard" works! tank you very much!!!
    Il metodo dei due colpetti decisi sul tavolo ha funzionato per eliminare lo zoom error! Grande grazie a tutti!!!

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I tried holding down the "take picture button," and it did not work for me, but banging the camera worked like a charm, and was also cathartic.

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I had the same problem with a zoom error message on a Finepix Z1.
I have just tried the bang it on a table solution and it works! Well, actually, I banged it onto a soft book. Thanks!

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Since an encounter with my 2 year old my finepix Z1 camera has had the Zoom Error message on it, glad I found this site before deciding to get a new one or paying someone loads of money to fix it. Following the above advice - about half a dozen good bangs on the table actually did the trick. Thanks very much indeed

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Hey
i had the same problem with my z1 camera aswell
and it got really frustrating so i tried different things, like turning it off and on again, taking the battery out etc

but i think ive found the solution to this problem,
when you turn it on you get the zoom error grrr
what i did was open the slide and as the camera is turning on hold down the 'take picture' button at the top and the camera is like normal

it worked for me anyway
hope it works

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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I have had my camera for a couple of years now and came across the zoom error problem a couple of months ago. Also the lense wouldnt go back in. After reading it on here my husband gave the back and front of the camera a few good blasts with the air from his divers bottle and now the camera works perfectley.

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