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Canon HF100 zoom by itself, without touching the zoom button

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  • chesbrougha May 07, 2010

    I'll give it a go when I get it back from the canon repair place. They wanted 265 to fix this problem, what a joke

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I own an HF100 and i had the same zoom issue. I purchased a replacement zoom key assembly directly from canon (phone 732-521-7230 cost is about 25 dollars), and installed it myself. This has fixed the issue for me, and i am very glad i didnt have to pay to have it serviced. You can buy the part yourself and install it if you feel confident in your ability to disassemble/reassemble the camera correctly, or shop around for a local camera shop that can swap it out for you.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011

  • lindgrencoop Aug 09, 2011

    How would you rate the difficulty for doing this? You state that I should be confident that it can be reassembled, but I don't know what to expect when I open it up. Do I need to remove and reassemble alot? or would you say it the part is pretty accessible and fairly easy to fix?

    This appears to be a well know problem by Canon and they won't address the issue!

  • mattsn Aug 09, 2011

    I did not find it difficult, but if someone has never taken electronics apart, i suppose it would seem challenging. There are around 25 screws that you have to keep track of, and make sure they go back in the right place. The top bezel is slightly tricky to get off, since it snaps into place. There are 2 ribbon cables that need to be disconnected, one would have to know how to disconnect these, and have a little dexterity to connect them correctly. If this seems straightforward to you, then i'd say give it a go. If you have doubts maybe give it a shot and if you run into trouble then find a local repair shop to finish it up.

    As for canon's responsibility - when you take the zoom key assembly apart - its pretty obvious why the issue is so widespread. The part is cheaply made, and obviously has a limited life span. It is designed to be irreparable too, since it is held together by plastic - you have to destroy it to get to the metal contacts so cleaning or refurbing it is not an option. Pretty disappointing. Anyway, good luck.

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You have to whack it on the bottom this will fix the problem (seriously!) bang it down on a hard surface (not too hard!!!) and then see if its fixed. do it a couple of times and it should work fine.

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    dj LaPlaya May 07, 2010

    cool, good luck! should save you quite a bit then! (dont bang it too hard though!)

  • mattsn Jul 29, 2011

    I own an HF100 and i had the same zoom issue. I purchased a replacement zoom key assembly directly from canon (phone 732-521-7230 cost is about 25 dollars), and installed it myself. This has fixed the issue for me, and i am very glad i didnt have to pay to have it serviced. You can buy the part yourself and install it if you feel confident in your ability to disassemble/reassemble the camera correctly, or shop around for a local camera shop that can swap it out for you.

  • lindgrencoop Aug 09, 2011

    I see mattsn's comments on replacing the zoom key. How would you rate the difficulty for doing this? You state that I should be confident that it can be reassembled, but I don't know what to expect when I open it up.

  • Theresa Davido Dec 14, 2011

    Whacking worked!!! My HF100 was stuck in high zoom and I could not get it to focus. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Theresa Davido Dec 14, 2011

    Whacking worked!!! My zoom was stuck in high zoom and I couldn't get it to focus! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Just purchased the zoom key assembly from Canon for about $35 ( incl. tax and shipping). I also purchased a good set of StanleyPrecision Screwdrivers from my local hardware store for about $6. The job was done in less than an hour. It's fiddly work, but not impossible. Just don't go crazy disassembling EVERY screw you see. First remove the battery, then the hand strap. Basically you work your way from bottom right to top left of the camera. Once the top housing is off and the zoom key assembly is loose you disconnect the ribbon cable. And voila! The pice is out. Finally you just work your way back in the reverse direction. If your worried about what goes where, then take photos as you go.

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My Friends! Do you know any shop with worldwide shipping or shipping to Russia? It looks really hard to find zoom key in my country.

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