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My SZ14 camera seems to have a zoom error

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my SZ14 camera seems to have a zoom error
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 month ago.

Hi Neil. Welcome to justanswer.

Is your camera still under warranty?

Try blowing compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera to see if that will activate the lens.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** had it some time, so the warrenty is out unless olympus is over a year.
I have tried blowing in it to clear any dust, even wd40 just now to see if that would help. but the zoom is getting less and less before it bleeps and comes up zoom error. Is there a sensor I need to clean or is it just plain old mechanics? It is not the shutter by the way it the zoom facility.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 month ago.

This can be due to sensor not responding which can be due to either ageing or faulty sensor.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks Nathan, t g at is what I suspected.
Neil
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 month ago.

You are welcome Neil. Do you have any other query?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, thank you.
Neil
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 1 month ago.

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Thanks and have a good day Neil.

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