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Grinding sound when camera is turned on

The zoom lens goes in and out when I turn it on and it makes a grinding noise then after it stops moving if I take a picture it comes out really blurry. If I try to zoom in or out it just adjusts its self again. Any help would be really appreciated.thanks.

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  • counselortex Aug 24, 2008

    My camera is doing the same thing-it was less than one-year old and I can't find the original receipt for the 1-year- warranty. Darn!

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If you bought it at Circuit City or Best Buy, you should be able to get them to reprint the receipt for you. Any electronics they sell over a certain $$ amount is automatically in their system.

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Send to repair center...lens is off track

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