My wife dropped the W55 and the lens assebly was loose. I sent for a new Optical unit with the zoom motor included. I replaced it without incident and it seems to look good on the LCD, but when I zoom it in the picture returned/stored is blurry. It seems like there is a lot of movement to it, but I was holding still. Is there any adjustment that I need to make? The CCD was not included so I just swapped it from the old one.
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Re: Focus on zoom
It is not the ccd problem .
the lens adjustment and ccd have no relation.actually when optical unit was replaced ,it is not fixed properly and due to internal lens de-adjustment.you would find blurry images on zooming.
it must be re-adjusted.
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you hve probably damaged the lens unit. impact while the unit was extended? the auto power off will retract the lens thus damaging the little plastic gears in the lens unit. you may need to replace the lens unit
Hi J, Fixya makes me laugh sometimes. I've been a camcorder tech for 25 years. There are two movable lenses inside the lens assembly in your particular. Both are motorized, the zoom and focus lenses. What has happened is that the focus lens cannot move. If you are handy and very careful, you can take the camcorder apart and fix it. Label your screws, there are different thread types and legnths. Inspect where the optical unit plugs into the main board. Make sure it's plugged in fully and neither connector is partly torn from it's board. If that is OK, remove the optical assembly -there are two screws that attach it to the main board. Inspect the ribbon cable that wraps around the optical assembly for tears or other damage - particularly where it runs to the focus motor. If all is ok remove the focus motor VERY CAREFULLY so as not to damage the ribbon and look inside the lens assembly. You will see a little spring loaded plastic arm that runs back and forth on the worm shaft of the motor you removed. It is likely popped askew or off the lens bracket. You need to use a very small screwdriver or dental pick to pop it back into its correct position. Make sure the lens can move forward and back freely through it's range of motion. Reassemble everything, being careful to fit the little arm onto the worm shaft of the motor. That should fix you up!
Was it recently dropped or bumped in any way? The focus and zoom motors are not activating or limiting. It could be misaligned or slipping gears. Listen for motor running as you press the appropriate function - such as manual focus or zoom. If you hear anything then the motor are running but not adjusting the lens - therefore the gear is loose and/or the motor is slipping. It must be taken apart to repair.
If is possible that either the holding lid to the spindle is wobbling or that your laser is mistuned., You can open the set and check for low setting of the main spindle, lift this if the lid is too much to the bottom of teh motor. Next check for dirt or particles in the Cd mechanism and the optical lens. clean and check. If not the lase need to focus more for the data to be read. for this you will need acess to the rear of the optical unit and should be done with an anti static tool. Attempt to do this only if competant with such electronics circuits. Since you mentioned new I believe if there is warranty to claim for this optical unit you must do so rather than waste by tampering. So go and make a claim or call up the dealer to confirm. If no help is coming you might need to change the optical unit assebly. Hope the Cd's you have played were good one. Helpful? Good day
Hi, The error "Turn off the power and on again" shows when the zoom motor start malfunction, If you want to repair by yourself and have experience then change the optical zoom motor it will reduce your cost. Otherwise you can change complete lens block assembly, both part and description is given below for your help and convenience:
Part No. Description 1-788-363-11 OPTICS UNIT (ED13A) (complete lens block assy)
2-673-648-01 ZOOM MOTOR UNIT
You can contact any expert or Sony Service Center to change the above said part and your camera work fine again. Thanks for using fixya.
sounds as though the focus motor worm gear is binding up. I have ,at times been able to take this assebly off the zoom lens ,oil it and reinstall it. very very light amout of floil, a very thin oil. Also the zoom motors worm gear binding will cause this problem, sometimes one of these motor/worm gear assemblies will have to be replaced.