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My PL 201 camera has jammed with the zoom lens jammed in the

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My PL 201 camera has jammed with the zoom lens jammed in the open position. A message has come up saying "the zoom did not operate normally, insert the battery again & turn the camera on" battery fully charged but this has not worked. It says contact the Service Center..... Repairable ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 11 months ago.

Hi Keith. Welcome to justanswer.

Put the batteries in and try to gently push the lens inside. Don't try too hard. Be gentle. If it goes in then turn off the camera and then turn it n again.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No joy have put considerable slow pressure on it but seems to be rock solid.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 11 months ago.

Try to blow some compressed air into the retracted lens to remove any dirt that might be hindering

Expert:  nathan_mills replied 11 months ago.

Is your camera under warranty?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, have had it 4/5 years, have tried blowing but if i hit it with a hammer i don't think it would move. I am a fairly practical person so i have pushed the lens hard, any dirt would not have stopped it under the pressure i have exerted. Time for a new one ?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 11 months ago.

Then the fauly is in the lens mechanism. Maybe the spring that retracts the lens is broken. You can get it reoaired in a local repair center but the cost will be high so buying a nee one now would be a better option.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK thankyou, I thought that would probably be the answer.
Yes, you responded quickly, I could not expect more....Thankyou.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 11 months ago.

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