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Re: When powered up, "Remove lens cover, press button"
The symptom of "remove lens cover" always showing can be caused by two different things. If the lens assembly has become jammed and will not move when the camera tries to extend it - this can cause the message. On some cameras a stuck-closed shutter can cause this message as well.
The symptom you describe of seeing two images prior to the failure is strange. I cannot make any kind of conclusion from that information without further elaboration.
Does the lens extend when you turn the power on? If not the lens is jammed.
Do you see nothing but black all the time on the screen and the captured photos? If so the shutter is stuck closed.
Either of these problems will require complete disassembly and re-setting of the lens elements. Check with your manufacturer and see if they will fix it under warranty. If not, there are service providers available on the internet who can service your camera.
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Hi, Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods. Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to auto focus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Thank you!
Hi Greg, Its not on the settings., Here the thing you need to Do
Turn Off the camera, remove the memory card then Turn On the camera and go to auto mode or smart scene., now if yu see black screen check the Lens is yur lens has cover or check if the Lens protracted. Now if the Lens has no cover and protracted thats good it means theres no problem on the lens., Now press Menu Button, If the options did not display it means LCD or screen is already defective. you can also press review button.,
Please call kodak Toll Free 1 800 235 6325 and have your camera repair., GudlucK!
The TZ3 has a design problem with their new automatic lens cover, ie, manual lense cap on TZ1 was illiminated on TZ3.
Make sure your lense cover is completely retracted in front of the lense. If not, nudge it fully opened and see if this solves you problem. If it does, contact Panasonic with your problem. If not under warranty, tell them you want them to fix 'their' problem on your camers. Google it on the net and see how common this problem is.
There are two ways to view the photos, in the camera...
1) if the camera is OFF and the lens barrier is closed, just press the Play (>) button once to view the photos. 2) If the camera is in SHOOTING mode with the lens barrier open, press the Quick View button twice in rapid succession.
When you are done reviewing the pictures, press the Quick View button once to turn the monitor off, OR, to return to the shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway.
Then use the arrow pads to go forward and backward.
It sound like a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended)
Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem.
In any case it could not make it worse
If the color LCD is not illuminated when the camera power is turned on, check the following:
* The camera may be in the wrong mode. Run this check to test the LCD:
1. Make sure the camera power is on (the lens cover should be open).
2. Press the Review button (top left) on the back of the camera.
The LCD will display the last photo taken. To exit the Play mode, turn the camera power off.
* The camera may be connected to a TV. Disconnect the camera from the TV and try the LCD again.
* The batteries may be weak. Replace the batteries or use the AC adapter. To save battery power, use the optical viewfinder when composing photos.