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Zoom doesn't work and zoom error appears on the screen also zoom is stuck out some and will not go all the way in.


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Zoom doesn't work and zoom error appears on the screen also zoom is stuck out some and will not go all the way in.


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Zoom stuck Greetings. I'v got a Fuji S1000 fine pix that keeps sending me a 'focus error' or 'zoom error', the camera will not zoom in our out, it also does not permit me to take any pictures. is there a way that I could solve this?


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Our zoom lens is stuck all the way out. The "motor" is still working but the zoom is still nonoperational.


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A drink was spilled on my camera and now when I turn it on it takes a while for the lens to open all the way. Sometimes I have to force it open. It still will take pictures but if I try to zoom in too much it will freak out and say lens error. Also when i turn it off the lens covers are stuck and will not close. is ther a safe way to clean it?


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Canon power shot a540 zoom function is stuck, zoomed all the way. also, in "play" mode, i can only see last image shot. the button to view previous or next pictures is not responding.


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When the camera is turned on a FOCUS ERROR shows up on the screen and will not disappear. Also the zoom lens is stuck half way out. Is there an easy fix. Regards LORRENZO.


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I have a HP phoosmart R742 7.0. i had it hanging from my side when it hit against my door. now the lens wont go all the way in, it seems to be stuck. the shutter doesnt work correctly, and it keeps saying lens error. can it be fixed?


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My Ricoh R4 camera has its lens stuck in the fully extended position. After switch on, it makes motor noises for a while and then stops and switches itself off. Switching the camera on and off does not move the lens. Also, operating the zoom buttons does nothing. Having this great little camera working again would be fantastic!


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Sony DSC-S500 My camera is 10 months old. It's been working perfectly up until today. When I turn it on the lens closes. When I turn it off the lens opens. When I can get the lens to open half way as soon as I push the zoom button it closes. It's kind of like the lens is stuck. I've tried replacing batteries, I wasn't sure what else to do.


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Power Over the last few weeks I have had issues with the batteries. I found that the "Eveready" brand certainly doesnt work (I am currently in India and it is hard to find anything here!) and I just went through 3 sets of Duracells but after a short period of time it tells me to change the batteries. I just changed them with new Duracells but when I turn the camera on it wont let me get past that initial little birdy which is the start up screen. I also just noticed that my zoom lens thinger is


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MY CAMERA LENS IS STUCK AND WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO ZOOM IN OR OUT AND TAKE PICTURES. IS THERE ANY WAY OF TAKING IT APART AND BEING ABLE TO FIX IT. IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE LENS MAY HAVE GONE IN CROOKEDIT ALLOWS IT TO TURN ON JUST TO LET ME LOOK AT RECENT PICTURES, BUT WONT STAY ON TO LET ME TAKE ANY PICTURES IT TURNS OFF.


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I dropped my camera and now the zoom is stuck out and wont go in and it just says please turn the camera off and then on again but it still doesnt work


In this case it seems like the lens is dent and it will not gen inside, if you try to force it in it will be worst. . there is not really an easy way to fix it, you may need to send it to the manufacturer for repair. it will be from 40 up to 130 dol ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3 Digital Camera

Olympus c-31o My digital camera has all of a sudden stopped working. The problem is the zoom lens is stuck out and will not go back in, also the digital screen is only a white screen and will not change. Please Help!!!!!


Well just send it to a repair centre, some times is the mainboard or u can try to knock with camera on the floor, use a piece of cloth on the floor. ... Olympus Camedia C-310 Zoom Digital Camera

I have a sony dsc-t77. it was working fine now all of a suddne after only having it for 2 weeks the zoom doesnt work. when i slide the bar left or right nothing happens . the zoom bar appears on screen but doesnt zoom.


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For Model i733: zoom won't work. If I hit zoom while trying to take a picture, the screen goes dark and it freezes up - forcing me to take the batteries out and back in again to get it working. Also almost every picture won't come out clear (fuzzy)....Also, batteries don't seem to last long recently.


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Zoom Control The zoom control has stopped working. In the Summer on holiday, I noticed that the zoom control was working only intermittently. It seemed to be making poor contact and I found that flicking it sometimes helped. Now it has ceased to work at all. Is there any way of cleaning the contacts or having a service carried out?


Looks like you 'flicked' it to death\015\012Seriously this is in need of treatment - costly treatment\015\012Contact Olympus service and hold your breath ... Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera

Zoom Error Okay, I've looked all over this thing on how to fix the zoom error and nothing seems to work. I have a finepix a205 and the zoom is extended and won't retract. No matter what I do I can't get it to go back in. I've tried turning it on and tapping gently and that doesn't help. I've also tried the can of compressed air and that didn't help at all either. Any other ideas? The thing is this isn't my camera and I have no idea how but one day it just wouldn't work and it hadn't been


Use new baterai and, if your motor lens is good condition, your lens will be retract inside that hole... ... Fuji FinePix A205 Digital Camera
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