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Panasonic dmc-fz5 camera says remove lens cap and press- button even though the lens cap is already off

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  • elliott73 Nov 12, 2008

    Hi there -
    when I turn the camera on it says, "Please remove the lens cap and press the > button" even tho the lens cap is off. The camera then goes to the regular screen, ie when you're ready to shoot, and then goes back to saying, "remove lens cap & press > button". No matter what I do, I can't get the camera to go to the ready to shoot mode.
    Any suggestions?
    thx


  • meg in maine Dec 03, 2008

    I am also having this problem. It just started over the weekend. I fear I am going to have to send it away to get fixed.

  • wackamole74 Dec 22, 2008

    i tun it on and it says remove lense cap and there is none on it and i cant countinue

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I have the same problem saying "Please remove the lens cap and press the > button", and i have tried to use the above solution, but am unable to turn the lens cap as described above, is there anyone that knows what else i can do?, please write back.

    Thanks

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I posted a solution yesterday on Fixya, but can't find it. Same problem, same camera, solution reached on Feb 10 2009 after a couple days of frustration. I gently wiggled the lens by pushing my fingers one on either side (not the outer ring, but the inner ring, but keep your fingers off the glass part). It moves perhaps a fraction of a millimeter, but it moves. After I did that, the problem went away. It's hard to describe, just a gentle 3 or 4 times push on either side; you may have to change finger positions to get the movement. It apparently only takes this to get the lens back on track. Good luck, it's a great camera. Lee

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I had the same problem with a Lumix TZ1.
And this are the instructions to solve it on that camera. But assuming Panasonic build thier camaras similar - yo umigth be able to use it anyways.

When the lens is fully retracted (like if you had a choice!), a silver colored sensor can seen inside the rim. The problem is dirt or moist or something on that sensor.

The camara turned off.
With the edge of some standard printing paper i moved it back and forth, over the sensor a few times.

Turn on the camera. And Zoom.

The first time I could only zoom a little more - but MORE :-) The error message reappeared and the lens auto-retracted. I repreated this several times every time zooming more and more. Sometimes I got the error when retrating the lens, sometimes it got stuck.. But eventually It worked perfectly again.

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