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Old Jun 17, 2011, 3:37 AM   #1
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Default FZ38 - sticky zoom

Just in case anyone has the same problem as me - the zoom control becoming 'sticky' so it doesn't return to the central position quickly enough meaning you repeatedly go past the zoom you want.

Waxed dental floss - works wonders. Just floss all around under the edge of it and problem solved
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Thanks Martin for sharing your hints & tips.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 7:34 AM   #3
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Having the same problem ... but strangely enough if I breath hot air on the zoom controller it forks fine until it gets cold again ... didn't have this problem last winter when I bought it ... something similar happens to the mod selection wheel but that isn't so bad as the zoom controller ...

is the dental floss thing safe ?
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 7:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 8:43 AM   #5
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It's safe - it just clears any sticky dirt out from the gap around the controller. When you heat it up with your breath it probably just makes the trapped dirt/gunk softer for a while but it's better to clean it out completely
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pretty amazing how well it worked ... even for the mode select button ... thanks a million ... was a great tip
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Interesting! I haven't had the problem (yet), but good to be prepared! You floss around the little wheel you turn to zoom?
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Yep. Quick fix for a really annoying problem.
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