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Zoom Error when power on the camera

I get a zoom error every time I power it on.  I cannot go past  the error to take pics but I can use playback and other features.  Understand I shoud be opening the caneica in pbublic.

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  • jankak Nov 09, 2007

    exact same things happens to mine

    Jim

  • dayvd Nov 16, 2007

    I get a zoom error message but the lens does not come out and the cover stays closed. If I push the wide angle button I hear a mechanical noise but still no movement on the lens coming out. Thanks for any help. David

  • jimmyd66 Apr 10, 2008

    SImilar Issue. Focus error but lens doesn't retract. There is a mechanical noise suggestign somehting has slipped from a drive. Lens can be manipluated in manually but reopens with same problem of focus error.

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Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

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