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Bought a camera off of ebay it worked, brilliant condition after a couple of days, with only 2 uses the zoom bit failed to come out on start up zoom error came up on the screen and through the view finder everything functions but the lcd and the view finder both show blurry pictures even when adjusting the zoom, the retractable zoom fails to come out no damage, bumps, liquids have gotten to the camera.

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  • maddee_green Oct 05, 2010

    i forgot to mention
    it was a zoom error

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Your camera has a lens error, this is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the manufacturers service department in your country to find out about a free repair. (NOTE: warranty only good for the original owner). If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you and any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome!

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  • maddee_green Oct 05, 2010

    i just shook it about a bit and it worked....

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    Obertelli Oct 05, 2010

    Excellent, thanks for letting me know. A small bit of loose dirt probably got into the lens mechanism when the camera was in transit to you and you managed to shake it loose.

    Please don't forget to rate my answer; it's all I ask in return for the free answers which I provide.

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    Obertelli Oct 05, 2010

    That's OK. lens error, zoom error: they're exactly the same thing.

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