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Shuts off when i try to zoom.....

I brought camera back from beach and bottom lens shield wouldnt close.
I blew air into it and was able to get it to begin working properly.

NOW, when i try to use the Zoom function (IN or OUT), it shuts off a split second after it starts to perform the zoom.

Could there be sand stuck in the zoom mecanhics?>

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  • likklesprog Dec 22, 2008

    Had the same problem too since going to the beach, the shutter was jammed as was the zoom, cleaned it out with a paintbrush to remove most of the sand, but seems like there is a lot inside the mechanism that I can't get to. It'll zoom out 100% but on zooming back in makes a nice grinding noise and stops.

    I'll give the vacuum thing a go but does anyone reckon it'll be covered on warranty or will they class it as "misuse/malicious damage", as clearly you're not meant to get sand in it!

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I was also having a similiar problem with my z1275 and tried the "vacuum" thing. BINGO! It worked, and I was about to send the camera back to Kodak for servicing. You saved me money.

What did I do?

I turned my vacuum on, stuck my lense into the vacuum tube, zoomed all they way IN and then turned the vacuum off. My camera now works perfectly.

Before using the vacuum, I was only able to zoom about 50% before the camera would turn off. Thanks for your help.

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Unfortunately it does sound like there is sand in it,you maybe able to remove it first I would try a vacuum on low settings.Then if that doesn't work if you are really good with small parts you maybe able to take it apart to remove the sand.It would more then likely be more expensive to get it repaired then to just replace.Hopefully my tips will help.

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