Question about Canon Elura 65 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Zoom issues the zoom is random, sometimes it works fine, other times it slowly zooms in, when it does that, I can either: by pushing the button in the "zoom out" direction, stop it from zooming further or it may zoom out slowly, but upon letting go of the zoom slide it will continue to zoom in. it's been doing this for more than a year.

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  • clvrs3 Jul 21, 2008

    I tried cleaning the lens, to no avail. it still slowly zooms in unless I push the zoom slide to "zoom out" then it either: only stops it from zooming in or slowly zooms it out.
    I forgot to add before that the photo button (to snap still shots) doesn't work all of the time either. it will usually either: just focus and not snap the picture or it will just snap the picture and not focus.

  • clvrs3 Jul 21, 2008

    I tried the solution, but removing the cover of my tape door doesn't expose the zoom slide (zoom control lever). the back of the zoom slide is closed in and permanently connected to the top cover. I pried on the zoom lever from the top (outside) but could not see a way to pop it off without breaking it.

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Hi,
Te problem that you are facing with camera would require it to be serviced at the authorised repir centre. The problem with the camera could either the ZOOM motor is defective or the ZOOM controller IC is bad.

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Select product type at link below and see if you can get support.
( http://www.canon.com.au/support/service_agents.html )

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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As a servicer of camcorders for over 20 years, the info given by Marked is not correct. The zoom on these cameras is controlled by a motor driver IC and a small motor. These are not accessible from the tape compartment, the camera must be disassembled. This is not a repair that I would suggest a novice attempt. The most likely cause of this problem is that the lubricant in the optical assembly has gummed up a bit or has accumulated enough dust and grime to cause rough operation of the assembly. The motor itself may be a bit weak or have a bad spot. WIthout testing the motor and looking at the camera internals, it is difficult to state for sure what the problem really is. I would suggest that you bring this camera to a service center. The repair should not require any parts other than the motor if it has dead spots.

Check around for a shop that repairs camcorders.

Keep us posted.
Dan

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Jul 21, 2008

    Forgot to add. Under NO circumstances should you spray anything into the camera. This is a sure way to cause more harm.



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Hello clvers3.

I browsed on cannon's website and they say there is no trick or simply fix to that problem. 

If you want, you can go to this link and search if there are any cannon repair shops near. 
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ServiceLocatorAct&fcategoryid=227&modelid=9933

Good luck,
Dahaka

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 21, 2008

    clvers3,


    If you dont have experience opening cameras, i strongly recomendy you to go to a local repair shop, (preferably cannon) because cameras are a lot of technology all compacted in small chips and cables.

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First: remove the plastic cover from the tape compartment. This is held by two screws, one in front of the cover.
BEFORE removing the cover, notice the two pins that holds the plastic cover in the lower part. You need to remember where these goes, so you can put the cover back when you're finish!

Now that you unscrewed the two screws at the top of the plastic cover, you just lift this cover up and expose the guts of the tape compartment door.

Now, for the most difficult part, you need to remove the zoom lever. You'll notice that it has two ears on which it pivots. Use two very small screwdrivers to drag the ears over the litle pins on which they ride. First tried to drag one ear at a time - no luck that way. You have to work both ears at the same time. I aged like 10 years doing this! The ears are very small and fragile. So take care.

Ok, you managed to remove the zoom lever? You found it where it jumped? (don't worry, it has no spring or anything else underneath that could be lost.
Now, what you have to do is to clean the contacts (with "contact spray") of the zoom lever and the actual potentiometer that makes the zoom.

You can actualy see the dirt or watever is on the pic above. Don't rub the contacts to hard. Use contact spray. Don't use sandpaper or any other abrasive! Just contact spray that states it's good to clear contacts and potentiometers.
You finished cleaning the pot? Now put the lever back (it goes easy - it does "click") and plastic cover. You're done.
Hope that helps........

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Your sensor is not working properly .......thats why you are having random zoom ............ clean your lens properly ......

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