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ZV-1 Grinding Noise

RoGina
Star Member

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know why my ZV-1 is making a grinding noise? It happens when I turn the camera on/of and when I extend the lens. It worked perfectly yesterday and when I turned it on this morning to record some content, it started making this sound. Other than the noise, it still takes images and records video with no issues. Can this be repaired?  
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LensBrew
Prime Creator

Not possible to know without opening it physically and doing a thorough inspection. But I suspect the culprit to be the lens motor or the gear coupling for that motor. Usually some foreign object might got in there, or a piece was diffracted and only recently showed up as an issue.

I don't believe anyone "repairs", in the sense of fixing a part and reusing it. But It can definitely be replaced, and with a bit of internal cleanup the camera should be as good as new.

But until then, I recommend you do not operate it to avoid exacerbating the problem or creating new ones.

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LensBrew
Prime Creator

Not possible to know without opening it physically and doing a thorough inspection. But I suspect the culprit to be the lens motor or the gear coupling for that motor. Usually some foreign object might got in there, or a piece was diffracted and only recently showed up as an issue.

I don't believe anyone "repairs", in the sense of fixing a part and reusing it. But It can definitely be replaced, and with a bit of internal cleanup the camera should be as good as new.

But until then, I recommend you do not operate it to avoid exacerbating the problem or creating new ones.