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Zoom has come off it's tracks

\015 I dropped the camera on it's face when turned on and I think i've knocked the zoom off it's tracks - is this fixable\015

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Most lenses cannot be fixed and must be replaced. Not sure what camera you have but maybe we can help. If you go to our site and enter your model number in the search box you will see if we have your lens or not.

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Zoom has come off it's tracks

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