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Lens not retracting

I got a zoom error, the lens remained extend and won't retract. camera has been done of 1.5 years now as i was extremely ill and could not deal with this until now.

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  • swanlady Apr 04, 2008

    i did the on - off a few times and it did worked th firs time,, but then the error occured again,

    i took it to a repair shop and got a quote, but felt it was too much.

    so i would like to try to open her up myself, any guidance woudl be great!

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If the "!ZOOM ERROR" message is displayed on the digital camera, switch the camera off and on again 2 or 3 times.
If this does not clear the error, take the camera to your nearest FUJIFILM Service Station for testing and repairs.

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