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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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i've had my HC1 a little over a year and it's just recently developed some problems with the zoom lever. sometimes it just doesn't work or the speed is very slow and then will suddenly work again. it's very annoying and makes smooth zooming almost impossible.

anyone experienced similar problems. any ideas of what i can do short of sending it in and getting it fixed?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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i've had my HC1 a little over a year and it's just recently developed some problems with the zoom lever. sometimes it just doesn't work or the speed is very slow and then will suddenly work again. it's very annoying and makes smooth zooming almost impossible.

anyone experienced similar problems. any ideas of what i can do short of sending it in and getting it fixed?
There are (at least) three ways to zoom with this camera - the buttons on the top right, the buttons on the flip-out LCD, and the multi-purpose "ring" (depends on what mode you are in). So the first question is: are you sure it's a problem with the "zoom lever" (I presume this is the zoom control located top right of the camera?) and not the zoom function in general?

The only thing I can suggest is that if it is just the button and not the zoom itself, maybe you can get by using either of the other two methods?
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Old November 18th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #3
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This is very interesting, I've had this problem too and I've never heard of anyone else bring it up. For me, if I bring the zoom lever almost all the way to the right, but not completely, it usually zooms without any problems. Other than that, I use the zoom on the LCD.

Let me know how it works out for you, or if you send it in.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #4
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Hello Muritius
I have the problem whid my hvr-a1e periodic problem.
Same as you discribe.I send it to sony ,and they fiks it.


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Old November 18th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #5
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Hello Muritius
I have the problem whid my hvr-a1e periodic problem.
Same as you discribe.I send it to sony ,and they fiks it.


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how much did you pay to have it fixed?
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Old November 18th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #6
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I have 2 yeare silver suport, and payed noting.
But i think you have some yeare garanti on your camcorder.
I haved asked the dealler.

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Old November 18th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #7
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This is pretty much what every HC1 gets after awhile.
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