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Panasonic Lumix DMC LX1 keeps saying lens cap still on when it not, tells you to turn off, you do and it still says the same, the lens makes a funny noise as if it is trying to go in and out but doesn't

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  • wraybarrow Nov 01, 2008

    If there is a problem with the lens how do I get it fixed and how much will it be

  • wraybarrow Nov 01, 2008

    remove battery and it still says the same thing

  • wraybarrow Nov 01, 2008

    thanks but have to get camera repaired from a professionals

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For whatever reason, the lens has failed. This can be caused by many things: the lens motor has failed or is stuck, the gears involved in driving the lens have jammed, or, as pointed out previously, the lens itself, a series of tubes which fit into one another has become stuck. You can try GENTLY pressing down on the lens when you first power the camera to see if you can free up the stuck lens. If that doesn't work, I'm afraid you are going to have to get the camera serviced.

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    Indrajit Roy Nov 01, 2008

    The clicking sound you're hearing is the lens trying to move itself. Unfortunately, it's probably not going to be fixed by pushing on the lens. You are going to have to get the camera serviced. Sorry!

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HI,

There is one home remedy which you can try:

Tap the bottom of your camera on the table two or three times.Now remove your battery make sure they are fully charged and then insert it again.Turn on your camera and if you still face the same problem then the fault is with the lens mechanism which will require a physical presence of a tech to fix this issue.The cost of repair can be between $100-$150.

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  • Priya darshan Nov 01, 2008

    IF this is under warranty then please send it to Panasonic.

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Try a local camera repair or you can get a free estimate from advancecamera
www.advancecamera.com/repair

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  • Ekse Nov 01, 2008

    if your camera is still covered by warranty you wont have to pay for the repairs you should contact your dealer.

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Wraybarrow hello,
It seems as though your lens has a problem rolling in or out, therefore the sensor tells you it's on - because it probably still hasn't gotten inside as it should.
In some of the cameras, it helps turning the camera off, taking out the battery for a few seconds, and then putting it back in, then the camera does its own "calibration" with the battery, physically shown sometimes with a short in-out action by the lens.
Try that, and reply with any progression.

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    Tamir Meiri Nov 01, 2008

    Usually fixing a camera lens has to be done by a certified cameras lab, though some places might have professionals without actually having the official certification from the company.
    If the solution I have supplied you with will not be of assistance, I would suggest taking the camera to the lab, and get a price offer for the fix.
    As far as I know, the model you have is a relatively new one - meaning it is still under warranty.


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That is because there is a lens problem.

It happens when lens are jammed because of a fault or because of dirt.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 01, 2008

    When you get lens fault on a Panasonic digital camera, do the following:

    Remove batteries, wait 5 minutes, then put the batteries back.

    If the shutter does not open , help it opening out with your fingernail while you turn camera on.

    If the lens does not extract , help it out by slapping gently the back of the camera while you turn camera on, or pull it out with your fingernail.

    If the lens does not retract, push them in with your
    finger.

    Blow canned air on lens gears to remove dust.

    If still no luck, that means that the lens gear must be taken apart, cleaned and lubricated, and assembled back, this is a delicate job that must be done at a repair shop, if you do not want to reduce the camera to a bunch of bits and pieces.


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