Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera
We have had this camera for a 3 or 4 years... the last trip I took it on was almost 2 years ago. It seems to be stuck zoomed in. I can focus on images but only from far away. I tried reseting the default settings and I've looked through the manual but it was really unhelpful. Please help before our camera is completly out dated.
This is a symptom commonly listed for DiMAGE cameras listed on EBay for 'parts only'. Dropping the camera I had caused the same problem and carefully 'smacking' the camera once again did solve the problem but that may have been dumb luck. Sorry but it is a service task that may cost more than the camera.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
I have just read hokuwho's solution to the focussing problem with the Dimage Z3, and whoopee! - I gave the camera a solid bat with my hand on all sides, turned it on and - yes- the system is now focussing. Many thanks for your military problem solving ( minus the 2lb hammer!)
Now, how do you get blood out of the camera?
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
I had not used my camera for two years. Had the same focusing issues when I went to use it. After a miserable day of swearing I tried thumping the lens housing with the side of my hand and the focusing started working again !
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Yep, agreed! just tap it on a table or similar and Hey-presto - all fine again. Have done this twice now, don't know how many times I'll get away with it but it's OK so far.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I slapped the side and the zoom started working again. Weird but works.
After reading this thread it seems to occur after a time of none usage.
Posted on Dec 13, 2010
I read the thumping/smacking solutions and tried both numerous times. My focus issue started over a year or so ago and I had given up and bought a Canon S5 IS. I love the Canon. I got the Z3 out again a few days ago and started the thump-smack again. I was dropping it on the carpet again etc. Not untill I got serious did it work for me. I simply threw the Z3 up in the air and let it hit the carpeted floor and that was enough. Presto and all that stuff. I did have to repeat this a few times with my Z3 turned off and turned on. The guy that threw his Z3 down the stairs inspired me.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
I fix my minolta z3, zoom was stacked, and after a few months looking for a best solution, one day I decided to give a knock, carefully, and wow, was fixed. cool.
Posted on Jul 07, 2012
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