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My camera is 20 years has worked perfect however.the zoom is now

My camera is 20 years has worked perfect however the cat knock if off the table and now the zoom lens is stuck can you help me?

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Hi Ivanandruby,


Thanks for using Fixya.

You can try to do an inspection of the camera yourself and see if the lens is jambed, but depending on the length of the fall, and what it hit when it landed (wood floor, concrete, etc.), it may have damaged electronics inside.

If that is the case, then taking it to a camera shop would probably cost about $50 just to have it looked at to see if it could be serviced.

Or you can try this. Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling.
Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button.
The idea is that the camera will try to auto focus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens.
Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum.

Good luck and have a nice day.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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