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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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  • Plan1 Aug 17, 2008

    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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