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Zoom won't go in or out canon power shot sd870

When you turn camera on the lens comes out, but it doesn"t move after it won't focus or zoom. Then a lens error comes on that says to restart camera . that does nothing

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    at first it wouldn't zoom out. If I restarted it would reset to wide again. But now it won't zoom in or out.

  • dtc2 Jul 01, 2008

    Recently acquired this, my first digital. However, zoom doesn't function. It always takes wide angle. Lens comes out when first powered on. But, every attempt to zoom in  is futile. any suggestions? I really enjoy this camera:)

  • dtc2 Jul 02, 2008

    Just to clarify on dtc2 problem. Zoom doesn't work in ANY mode.

  • lmaddux Apr 03, 2009

    zoom won't work on kodak z730



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Zoom will not work in movei mode.
operate zoom before shooting in movei mode.

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hi have you tried removing the battery for couple of hours so it can reset any settings that need to be set back to default it only resets camera memory not settings you have changed but this can sometimes solve the problem your having.

Also when you switch camera on and then press zoom when the camera switches off does the lense go back inside the camera as normal or does it reamin out.

when you switch in on do all the other buttons work like can you take picture and can you access all the menu if you can then take it off auto if its on auto then see if this let you use zoom if not then the chances are their is a fault on the zoom button either jammed could be that the lense motor has come out of line with zoom button, is the display clear when you go to take picture without adjusting the zoom is it still possible to take pictures

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