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During operation, my DSR-200a intermittently starts a very slow zoom all by itself, without my hand touching it. When I zoom back out, it starts zooming in again by itself...any ideas? Thanks

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This is a malfunction in the zoom control switch and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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