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Lumix dmctz2 lens protector gets stuck halfway open

I have to carefully open it fully and sometimes also close by hand. any ideas? camera store said it would be expensive to fix. Thanks

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This usually happens due to dust or grit in the camera lens mechanism. I usually dont advise people to fix it themselves but if you are desperate and you need to save the cash and have the patience then follow this article. You will find it worth your while.
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

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