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ZOOM problem for some reason my camera started going crazy, some pictures didnt come up instead they said "file error" but recently my zoom feature has jus like not worked it goes to 1.3x zoom but thats as far as it goes and the zoom takes forever to go from 1x zoom to 1.1x zoom to 1.2x zoom to 1.3x zoom so anyone got any ideas? im in colorado right now could it be the cold or altitude?? bc its under 10 degrees outside and im at 10000 feet up or could it be something else? i did take like 5 pictures in less than 10 seconds

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Most likely there is a problem with servo drive for the lens and camera functions. The fix is to replace the complete processor board including the servo drive electronics. After replacement the board must be tested and calibrated.

Call Sony to see if the camera is worth to have serviced.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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