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Touching the zoom lever the barrel will come out fully and retract immediately with the message at the display "Please turn camera off and then on again" Done that the same occures over again.

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This is probably due to a lens error.

A lens error can be caused by physical damage to the mechanism that controls the lens, or debris that is interfering with the operation of the lens.

This article may be able to help you with a "do it yourself" solution.
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

In the event that your problem is due to physical damage and not just dirt or debris, you will need to take it to a local camera repair shop for troubleshooting-- though with most consumer digital cameras, labor and parts cost of a repair can easily exceed the value of the camera.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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