A while back someone borrowed my EX-1 camera. During transport they somehow managed to put it into the same bag as another camera. The servo switch was on and the zoom-handle got under pressure and something inside broke.
I talked to my retailer and they said it would be too expensive to fix. And I settled answer with that at the time.
Now I think its too bad that I just have this camera around not being able to use it.
Is it really too affordable to fix? Is it something I can do myself if I get the right parts? Is it broken inside the actual lense? Or is it outside of the lense?
The current situation is that I zoomed in with the handle and it is all zoomed in to max. But it wont zoom out at tall. With or without the servo switch on.
I'm always one to stick my tongue in the fan, but if I was in your position I'd dive in after it. There's a chance that one little shred of broken plastic, perhaps even unnecessary, may be the culprit. If the thing is worthless as a camera right now, why not?
The parts diagrams are available on Sony's Pro Support site, might as well experiment with it. Could be fun! :)