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For some reason my camera keeps comming up with a "REMOVE LENS CAP AND PRESS > BUTTON" error but the lens cap isn't on the camera :(

For some reason my camera keeps comming up with a "REMOVE LENS CAP AND PRESS > BUTTON" error but the lens cap isn't on the camera

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  • pbk6 Dec 04, 2007

    My son dropped my camera and I am having the same problem. Panasonic wants $335 to fix it! HELP! 

  • norahawari Dec 10, 2007

    my camera says remove lens cap but it's not on and the screen wont come up..

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    Exactlly as said above. I just fell on the ice and it must have hit the cement.

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I dropped my FZ8 and had the same problem. Unfortuately, trying to push the lends back into place did not work, so I disassembled the camera using the instructables link and the comments there. Now the camera works fine thanks to everyone's help.

It makes sense to try to get the lens to work without taking the camera apart, however, it is best not to use too much force because you could damage the cogs that move the lens. I tried that first and used quite a bit of pressure and the cogs weren't damaged at all.

In my case, however, I don't think there is anyway I could have gotten the lens unjammed without taking the camera apart.

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Http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Stuck-Lens-on-Panasonic-FZ5/

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We had the same problem with our FZ8. My wife had dropped it and it must've knocked the lens barrel sensor out of whack. Based on what was posted by atocha, I was able to fix it.

With the lens barrel out, I gently pushed the barrel up, down, left, right and put a little pressure in. Somehow, the barrel worked itself into the right position! The camera works perfectly know. Its worth a shot to save $$$. Be gentle!! Good luck.

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It sounds like the lens barrel is out out alignment. Possible the barrel was stuck while it was extended. There is a sensor on the lens barrel asemmbly that must be in the correct position after the camera is turned off. If this doesn't happen then you will get this message..at least this is what I have experienced in my repairs on this camera 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It worked. Only thing is sometimes it still does it not work...but it does go back to working for the most part. I slipped on the ice and that was how I broke it. You made my day!

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No image was shown on screen while i still can take photo.


According to ehow:

Turn off your Canon 1000D and remove the memory card, lens, battery and time/date secondary battery. The secondary battery is a small, round battery about the size of a dime found in the same compartment as the main battery. It is located in a vertical slot. Slide out the secondary battery by pressing your finger on the battery and pulling it toward you.
  • Place the body cap on your camera to keep dust out. Attach the front and back lens caps on your lens to prevent scratches and other damage.
  • Let the camera sit for 20 minutes. This will clear the camera's memory.
  • Place the date/time secondary battery and a fully charged primary battery in the camera and turn it on.
  • Press the shutter release button (the button you push to take a picture). If you are still receiving an Error 99, the problem is most likely caused by the camera body itself. The camera body must be serviced by a professional camera technician.
  • Turn off the camera and insert the memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the memory card. Turn off your camera and insert a different memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release again.
  • Turn off the camera and reattach the lens. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you receive an Error 99, turn the camera off and remove the lens.
  • Turn the camera so that it is face down, and gently clean the lens contacts on the camera body with a number 2 pencil eraser or soft cloth. The lens contacts are the eight small, gold pieces on the bottom of the lens mount. Be careful not to let any of the eraser scraps fall into the camera body.
  • Turn the lens so that the side that attaches to the camera is upside down. Use the eraser or soft cloth to clean the lens contacts on the lens, being careful not to let any eraser scraps fall into the lens.
  • Reattach the lens to the camera. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the lens. Take the lens to a professional camera technician for repair.

  • May 11, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS4 Digital Camera

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    Every time I turn on the camera it sais Error 99 could anyone explain it to me .thanks chris


    According to ehow:

    Turn off your camera and remove the memory card, lens, battery and time/date secondary battery. The secondary battery is a small, round battery about the size of a dime found in the same compartment as the main battery. It is located in a vertical slot. Slide out the secondary battery by pressing your finger on the battery and pulling it toward you.
  • Place the body cap on your camera to keep dust out. Attach the front and back lens caps on your lens to prevent scratches and other damage.
  • Let the camera sit for 20 minutes. This will clear the camera's memory.
  • Place the date/time secondary battery and a fully charged primary battery in the camera and turn it on.
  • Press the shutter release button (the button you push to take a picture). If you are still receiving an Error 99, the problem is most likely caused by the camera body itself. The camera body must be serviced by a professional camera technician.
  • 6 Turn off the camera and insert the memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the memory card. Turn off your camera and insert a different memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release again.
  • Turn off the camera and reattach the lens. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you receive an Error 99, turn the camera off and remove the lens.
  • Turn the camera so that it is face down, and gently clean the lens contacts on the camera body with a number 2 pencil eraser or soft cloth. The lens contacts are the eight small, gold pieces on the bottom of the lens mount. Be careful not to let any of the eraser scraps fall into the camera body.
  • Turn the lens so that the side that attaches to the camera is upside down. Use the eraser or soft cloth to clean the lens contacts on the lens, being careful not to let any eraser scraps fall into the lens.
  • Reattach the lens to the camera. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the lens. Take the lens to a professional camera technician for repair.
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    Lumix keeps showing message 'remove lens cap and press > button


    1. Power off
    2. Remove the battery.
    3. Put the battery to its place
    4. Power on
    5. If nothing happens
    6. Replace the battery with charged one
    7. Power on again

    It should be work.

    Mar 26, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 Digital Camera

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    Error message- remove lens cap and press > button


    Is your lens not retracting?
    I've got the same problem and with the lens not retracting - this is why i get the message.

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    ERROR REMOVE CAP LENS


    I had the same problem with mine after I dropped my camera when it was opening up after turning on. It feel directly on the lens and ever sense has told be to remove the lens cap.

    I’ve disassembled the camera and discovered that the zoom motor drive assembly has a small set of plastic gears inside that are quite fragile and like mine are easily broken. You’ll find the zoom motor after taking the back assembly of the camera off. It’s located on the bottom left side of the lens assembly if you're looking at the camera as if you were taking a shot.

    Here’s the part no. from the Panasonic support web site.....
    L6DAAAHB0001
    ZOOM MOTOR
    46.07

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    I just encountered the same problem, February 2009. I read all the replies here, and then tried "wiggling" the lens gently by pressing on one side then another. It moved perhaps half a millimeter as I kind of wobbled it back and forth a few times. That did the trick, it's fine now.

    I had a problem a few months ago with the zoom not going beyond 2X, and then shutting down requiring a re-powerup. I found that by truly "zooming" quickly from start I could run right by the 2X point and could actually sense a little "tug" as it passed the prior shutdown point. Now that problem never comes up again. That gave me a hint then that there is probably some small imperfection (I envision a miniscule grain of sand) moving about in the lens mechanism, and that it causes zoom problems under different circumstances. Now it's working perfectly, and as this camera has been truly great for years now I'm going to keep fiddling with the lens movement if it should go out again.

    Although I must admit I'm also tempted to look at the DMC-FZ28 that is recently out - that's an incredible range! After getting so much mileage out of the original, it may be time to lay out the next $300 bucks. But now that the great original is functional again, I'll hold off - maybe for Z38!!!

    Lee, California

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