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Optical Zoom and Multi Selector not moving/reacting

Last time they worked was during an outside graduation ceremony where it began to rain. Can still take photos, focus, command dial works but cannot get these two parts to work. Is there anything I can do other than send it to a repair service?
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HI,

I am sorry but you'll have to send it for a repair and that's the solution to fix it.


Posted on May 22, 2008

  • Priya darshan May 22, 2008

    You can also go with this site for a repair.For free estimates you can consult:
    http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/


  • Priya darshan May 22, 2008

    Or if the your camera is still under warranty i would suggest you to go for a replacement.If you need anymore help let me know.


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