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Old Jun 23, 2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default P7000 broken! Loud Zoom motor! Buy another?

My P7000 is just 2 months old.... yesterday I noticed my zoom motor sounds like like a tractor. Its very loud that even putting a external microphone wouldn't help! and the worst part is... Its more LOUD in QUIET zoom mode also now I feel the camera vibrate when I zoom in/out.. (something I never felt before)

Here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXGYYk1HRYA

It looks like there is something rubbing inside.... Lens is pushing it self out.... I tried putting a peace of paper along the rings thinking it might be dirt... there was none.

Now if I ship it out.... I won't have a camera... so I'm thinking of buying another p7000... but the thing is will that also be cheap and purrry.... are all P7000's have zoom noise with time?
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 9:14 AM   #2
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To be honest - Did you drop it or has it been impacted/shocked heavily?

Mine is just over 3 months and still working fine

Some motor noise in video recording but acceptable.

P7000 body frame is made partially with metal and is supposed to be tougher than other plastic DC.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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I'd die if it got dropped... its such a gorgeous camera... I have no idea what happened... I always keep it in the case also!
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