Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Digital Camera
When powered up, signals "remove lens cap and press >" repeatedly, will not clear. Also, zoom lens will not retract when powered down.
This is a common problem on this model that is really a design fault. The gears that drive the lens in and out are held in a flimsy mount that can flex and let the gears pop out of place. It is a bit of work to fix, but if you are going to toss the camera otherwise (which you would based on repair cost) you might as well have a go at it. This is a link to the step-by-step instructions. http://www.instructables.com/id/E233WXW4UGEVYDVWN1/ Good luck!!!
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
The issue is that your lens has become jammed or has malfunctioned. This can result from debris working their way into the lens's mechanical elements, an impact knocking the elements out of alignment, or an electrical failure with one of the motors which moves the lens. You can try gently manipulating the zoom lens with a slight twisting motion. If this does not free the mechanism you will have to get the camera professional help. Check with your manufacturer for any service bullitins, also see if they will service your camera under warranty. If not, there are several service facilitys available online who can help you. Google it. :) David Millier Advance Camera Repair
Posted on Feb 28, 2007
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