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Olympus 8080 C 8080 wide zoom

I've the camera for 2+ years. This problem only recently started. When I power up on any shooting mode (not "setup" or "play") the lens zooms in and out constantly with a short "zoom error" message until it eventually powers off or until it is turned off.

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  • bill2373 Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem "error zoom".
    Could you tell me how I can open the camera?
    This is the only page I found that may help me
    Thanks.

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It may have jumped a tooth, something like a car timing chain. The Zoom in this camera is a barrel that has 3 cams that rides inside another barrel that has "tracks" for the cams. The motor rotates the the outer barrel via gear teeth, forcing the inner barrel to extend or retract. There is a tab on the gear teeth that might index the position of the zoom lens. If this tab is in the wrong position, if the gear jumped a few teeth, the camera may not know where the zoom lens is in relation to the inner focusing lens, and cause the "zoom error" If that is the case, I can help you get it back into position. This is a theory, but does explain the tab on the gear and the constant zooming.

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