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Camera shutting down and zoom not operating

Surfron,

Can you please describe whic two screws you removed to resolve the issue with the zoom lens not operating. A sketch would be GR8.
Would appreciate any help you could provide.


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    Ron,



    Thanks for the assistance.

    Solution worked perfectly.

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I took my camera apart again to show you a picture of it. The yellow arrows show the position where they used to be. The screws are next to the camera on the table.

Greetings, Ron.
camera shutting down and zoom not operating - c3ebe06.jpg

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When i would look in the lens I could not see the zoom lens. If you can not see your zoom lens and the optical zoom seems stuck I bet your camera has the same STUPID issue that mine has.

It was out of warranty and I figured I had nothing to loose so I took it apart to see if I could fix it, turns out I was able to fix it just by taking it apart and putting it back together!


Taking it apart is simple enough for the average handy man, if you do not have confidence that you can take it apart then do not attempt this repair.

Take off the bottom cover.
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Take off the plastic piece that has the zoom button, be sure to gently disconnect the wire.
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Now remove the metal housing that holds the lens assembly.
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If you thought that was bad, this next part will scare you.
Make sure you are in a very clean room with no fans blowing.
Remove the CCD from the rear of the lens assembly by removing the two screws on the back that hold it in place.
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If your zoom lens is not close to the shutter then you likely have the same problem as I had and you can fix yours!
If not, you likely have some other issue :-(

To fix mine I turned it over and I loosened the screws that held the motor and shaft for the zoom lens.
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2. The ribbon cables are removed easily. Each one has a clamp that rotates to release the ribbon. Some rotate towards the ribbon to release, others work the opposite. It is quite obvious looking at them which ones go what way.


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