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Dropped my camera w/lens out

Lens will no longer go in or out. This camera is 3 yrs old; can it be fixed & would it be worth it? Pan. wants $160 so forget that. They probably wouldn't fix it anyway from all the stuff I've read about camera co's. This camera has always been dependable & takes very good pics.

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    I have the same problem.

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I have also dropped my Panasonic dmc-lz3, I managed to get the lens to function again by gently pulling on it several times while activating the zoom lever. I hope this works for you.

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