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Dropped my JVC Everio and

I dropped my JVC Everio GZMG130 and now the zoom button only zooms from 26 times out to the max 64 times magnification. It wont zoom back to zero and starts at 34 times zoom when switched on. Everything else if working fine (i.e it still records (albiet at far zoom!) and downloaded the previous footage I had recorded.

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You have a gear tooth damaged from the drop. This will need to be replaced and is a factory repair only.

Locate your manufacturer's help line from your manual and call them for service.

Some camera shops may be able to do this but it may be easier and more reliable to have the factory replace your lens.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Sorry to say you have to take the camera to a professional repair man, I've attempted to repair these myself but they are a pain to put back together.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    theres clearly a problem in the zoom mechanism that might get solved if you take it apart but it also can be a more complex problem inside, and in which case you would loose your warranty if you still have it.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    here is one repair place

    http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/



    well it debends on where you live.

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