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My camera accidentally fell and hurt me zoom, now when I go to take a picture and no picture just says zoom error

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The lens is moved in and out by a set of gears much like a rack and pinion in a car steering box. What happened is that the lens was pushed in and the gear set has probably skipped a tooth. If the zoom motor cannot move the lens, the microprocessor will flag this problem and give you this error. You may want to look carefully at the lens and see if it is c0cked to one side. If it is, then you may want to attempt to straighten it by grabbing it and gently coaxing it back into alignment. However, there is a good chance that a gear tooth was broken, or there is another problem that won't be able to be fixed by coaxing the lens straight with your fingers. In this case, you will have to send your camera in for service. Good luck.

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