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My samsung will only focus at the center of the zoom . when it passes center and goes in or out it will not focus!!

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The Zoom/focus lens assembly has come off track. This can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.
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