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Turn camera on and it zooms all the way in

When I turn camera on it zooms all the way in and I'm unable to do anything as it seems to be locked in the zoom position. I've tried everything.

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  • bengordon Feb 27, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem.
    I haven't tried anything exciting yet, I've only just started fishing for clues.

  • kwit May 11, 2008

    My camera also zooms all the way out to an extreme close-up & none of the buttons function (menu, trash, display, etc). Have tried the power-on with various buttons depressed but no luck. Other fixes/ideas appreciated!

  • mmanstett Jul 03, 2008

    Anybody find a solution? I have the same problem. Zooms in all the way and cannot use any of the buttons. Could this be a problem with the batter? Anybody try a new battery?

  • theoanisuni Aug 26, 2008

    I am in the Grand Canyon; just got here with my kids--took one beautiful picture, went to use the zoom and, same thing. i've tried everything. HELP!

  • Dangit1999 May 11, 2010

    Hi, I tried the suggested solution several times and also all other press-one-button-while switching the FX9 on, but the zoom problem remains. I also removed memory card and battery, trying again without result.


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Hi, i've an fx8. i had a problem 2 weeks ago. my objective didn't want to close when i switched the camera off. it remained open. when i switched the camera on again, the objetcive has closed and opened again, and remained in this position after switching it off. i tried some button combination, like menu button on, and power the camera on. it didn't work, but the second was the shotting button on, power on combination. an it worked, my camera did some kind of reset. it returned to the original position, and everithing is working since then. so try it.

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