Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
The camera a few weeks ago started to suffer from a stuck lense. Now it will not power up. Sometimes a few hours later it can be started works for a few mins then gets stuck lense extended or will not power up again.
I live abroad a real pain in the neck. your help apprecaited.
You may be able to free up what is hanging lens by rapping the camera smartly against the heel of your hand, or on a harder surface covered you a cushion of two laps of bath towel. Do not rap the lens itself of course.
If this does not work, you can try puffing a small amount of graphite lube into the two shelled sections of an extended lens and get it to retract and extend a few time. If this works, wipe the extended lens down good with a dust attracting cloth. Graphite lub is used because it does not attract dust, making a friction problem even worse over time, like oil based lub do. Graphite lub is available at any HW store in a small plastic tube made to squeeze, expelling (puffing) a small amount of fine graphite onto a precise locations.
If none of this works, sell your camera to a repairman on an ebay auction, and replace it with a working used, refurb w/warranty, or new one from ebay. Prices are cheap because the TZ3 has been replaced with the newer TZ5, and millions of TZ3s, an awesome camera I own, were sold. .
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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