Hi, my 18-70 's zoom mechanism has gone bad. It works, but makes a grinding noise when used. It was smooth for about a year. Is it bad? Can it be fixed by myself? is it going to cost me big $ to get it repaired. thanks, Pavan
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Re: zoom mechanism making noise
Well i had the same issue and i just slammed it (carefully of course) on the desk and it started working.... does it still zoom or does it just click and grind? also try zooming in and turning the lens faster outward or the oppsite direction to see if you can jump it back into the correct place on the gears.... my best guess is that it got dropped or the kids sat on it... and it made the gears slip into a bad place....
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Hi Julie, Check the back plates behind the discs. Some times after working on the brakes the back plates are bent and cause the sound you're reporting. The ABS rotors, if correct should not come into contact with the sensors. Are the brakes efficient when applied? If not make sure they have been installed the correct way around. I have known mechanics to fit them with the metal part of the pad rubbing onto the disc! Anything is possible. Regards John
Had the exact same problem, on a used 2003 Protege ES with 82,000 miles that I purchased.
Started with the loud "road noise" I thought well maybe thats just the sound that it makes.
And then noticed that it varies when turning.
This will continue to get worse and then your abs light will come on when it gets bad enough to trigger the sensor..
It turned out to be a bad wheel bearing.
Take it to a shop and have an experienced mechanic check it out. Its repairable.
Lens probably got off its track. you need to take the front case apart and pull out the 3 lugs at the base of the outer lens. YOu should ba able to manage to get the outer lens off, dont worry about breakin git as the stuff is made of heavy plastic. If you get it off, see if the inner barrel rotates smoothly. YOu will be actig on a small motor so youll feel a little resistance, but it should be fairly easy to rotate. Lube the helical tracks with heavy white lithium grease and put the outer lens back on making sure to align the tracks, press the lugs back in and reassemble. worth a shot. I did mine and was successful. See my folder on the C8080 http://picasaweb.google.com/pishta68/8080lens/photo#5199141246863292738
A stuck pixel on the LCD is quite common. I have one on my 2020z; lot of people here would tell you the same thing. Long as it's just one, I wouldn't bother trying to get new camera.
Far as the lens extension sound: It is a little loud, but a *grinding noise* doesn't sound normal. Go to a store and pick up another one, see if it makes the same sound. If not, you may have a bad camera.