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Zoom won't go in or out canon power shot sd870

When you turn camera on the lens comes out, but it doesn"t move after that.so it won't focus or zoom. Then a lens error comes on that says to restart camera . that does nothing

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    at first it wouldn't zoom out. If I restarted it would reset to wide again. But now it won't zoom in or out.

  • dtc2 Jul 01, 2008

    Recently acquired this, my first digital. However, zoom doesn't function. It always takes wide angle. Lens comes out when first powered on. But, every attempt to zoom in  is futile. any suggestions? I really enjoy this camera:)


  • dtc2 Jul 02, 2008

    Just to clarify on dtc2 problem. Zoom doesn't work in ANY mode.


  • lmaddux Apr 03, 2009

    zoom won't work on kodak z730

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Zoom will not work in movei mode.
operate zoom before shooting in movei mode.

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