Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

It zooms all the way to the maximum on its own;


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Hi

That sounds like the zoom button is either jammed or broken. Try pressing on the zoom buttons and see if you can release it from zooming constantly.

Also, you could take out the batteries / battery for 5 minutes and then try again, if it keeps doing it, the button is either jammed or broke and it might need to be replaced.

That is the most likely problem.
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