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My fuji S1500 has a stuck lens. It gives me a ''zoom error'' message and won't let me do anything.


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This is a common problem. The lens assembly has a lot of tiny gears that drive the lens in and out. When it gets bumped or dropped with the lens extended, or the lens is obstructed from opening, something in the assembly can get jammed, broken, or out of place. Here is a webpage that describes things you can try before you decide to repair it or not. Sometimes it's just dirt or sand that needs to be blown out with compressed air. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012See if this helps. Last resort, repair. Make sure you get an estimate first, they can be pricey to repair.
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