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Outer Lens cover will only half open on my Panasonic TZ5 Lumix Digital Camera, One section appears to be jammed.

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Try hard reset . Remove the batteries and insert new batteries . Sometimes this may work

Another chance is that lens is struck

* Carefully inspect around it for dirt or debris

* If you see any dirt or debris around the lens, use canned air to gently blow it away

* After removing dirt and debris, turn the camera on and off

This should work
Hope this helps .
If your problem still continues you need to take to service center .


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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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