Having problems with your Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera ?

Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help.


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We had this problem for about 2 weeks, we discovered that having the camera auto retracted after the "ZOOM ERROR" message, giving the camera couples of light slaps (slap the camera's LCD side and aim the camera down), this fixed the camera right away
I suspected a grain of sand might be blocking the zoom.\015\012I cut a "finger" of computer paper 1cm x 5cm (80gm)\015\012I carefully worked this around the inner & outer zoom tubes. It goes in a surprisingly long way.\015\012I then powered up & dropped the batteries out before the lens had time to retract & repeated the trick with the paper. A tiny grain of sand was retreaved.\015\012It now seems to work for the moment?\015\012All at your own risk!
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