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Old Jul 5, 2004, 8:52 PM   #1
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I had butter fingers and dropped my Z1. It is less than a year old and I am sick. It appears to turn on but the LCD does not come on. The power up tune starts but does not complete. The lens appears to be stuck. The camera makes a grinding sound on power up and power down. The lens does not retract on power down.


I imagine that the warranty is passed. I was checking out the repair prices at one site and they are outrageous. I might as well buy a new one. Any suggestions on where I can get this repaired? Do I have a chance that I can repair it myself? Any advice would be welcome.


Please learn from my mistake and use that neck strap.
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 5:31 PM   #2
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:sad:Hi,



Exactly the same thing happened to my Z1. But apart from that I cannot see anything in the viewfinder the camera works OK. The pictures are still fine even if I don´t see what will come on the screen.

Since I have an insurance for "sudden unexpected events" the insurance company will pay anything that costs more than 120 dollars. ( I live in Sweden). I am afraid the warranty doesnt work but I will try - my camera is 6 months old. Anyone thinks that I should get a Z2 instead? I don´t think it is worth it. The difference between 3.2 and 4 MP is not very great.

Hope you can afford a new camera!



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Old Jul 6, 2004, 7:40 PM   #3
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You may want to send your camera in for repair anyway. The symptom that you described is an on going problem and will probbably be covered.

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Old Jul 8, 2004, 8:55 AM   #4
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Try putting in a fresh set of batteries before you do anything drastic! The symptoms you describe are the same as you get with flat batteries.
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 8:57 AM   #5
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BTW NiMh batteries don't like being dropped either!
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 5:50 PM   #6
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Didn't relize that about batteries. But it's too late sent the camera in for repair. Batteries seem to work ok in my GPS which shows batteries almost fully charged.
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