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    headwax
    headwax  1
    20 Jul 2013 - 5:02 AM

    Hi, bought an XZ-2 a few months ago, very happy.
    Taken lots of photos.
    A few weeks ago dropped it on the road! No apparent damage. Have taken quite a few photos since.
    This morning I was taking photos of a painting. I noticed one side of the painting was out of focus and figured it was depth of field being too shallow.
     
    While fiddling with the camera settings it's just gone dead. The battery won't charge through the camera. The lens is frozen at the open position. No life at all.
    As far as I can remember the battery was half charged.
     
    Couldn't find any data for troubleshooting this. Wondered if their is a reset method - eg hold down two buttons and stand on left leg etc
     
    But seriously, any suggestions very welcome. !
     
    thanks in advance

    (PS yes I know now not to drop it Smile )

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314968 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    20 Jul 2013 - 5:20 AM

    Looks like the lens has jammed, there is not a lot you can do apart from sending if off for repair.

    headwax
    headwax  1
    20 Jul 2013 - 5:29 AM

    Thanks Paul, yes I was trying to avoid sending it away but I think you are right Sad
    Thanks for the feedback!

    headwax
    headwax  1
    20 Jul 2013 - 6:05 AM

    Hi Paul, I just found the answer - same problem with the xz-1 apparently - the trick was to take the battery out for half and hour and then replace it - works now ....??

    thanks again Smile

    chensuriashi
    chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jul 2013 - 4:18 AM

    Had the same with my XZ1, thought it was knackered, was just a flat battery too charge it on the mains, may just work. Chen

    headwax
    headwax  1
    22 Jul 2013 - 5:22 AM

    Thanks Chen, yes it is working now thank you. Gah, I was dreading sending it away with the lens jammed open,

    cheers from ox Smile

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