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Zoom lens stuck at extended position

\015 Screen shows FOCUS ERROR, and camera will not show the scene in the screen, and cannot click the photo.\015

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If the lens is stuck then you can try to rotate it manually a little bit but do not apply force this may damage the lens or else it will be better to take the cam to any shop it is 5 min job.
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