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I have a Panasonic Lumix digital camera model DMC-TZ3. It fell into a toilet 8 months ago. I know gross. Fell when the water was still clean.Camera seemed dead. Found it in my garage the other day and stuck the battery in it and it came to life and takes pictures. Problem is that the inside of the lens needs to be cleaned as the water dried inside and left it smudged. Camera shop wants $161.00 to clean it. A new camera of this model is on Amazon for same price. How do I get inside the lens to clean it myself? I dont mind taking a chance since I thought it was already broken forever.

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  • curtis_henry May 09, 2009

    The lens needs to be cleaned on the inside of the lens. The camera is dry now as it got submerged in water 8 months ago. How do I open up the camera to get at the inner lenses for cleaning?

  • curtis_henry May 09, 2009

    I need to know how to take this camera apart to clean the inside lenses.

  • curtis_henry May 12, 2009

    The cost to repair at shop is the same as buying a new camera. So please tell me how to take the lenses out so that I can clean the inside of the lenses.

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For reparing estimates cost of camera
http://www.advancecamera.com/repair
the link will help you to get the device repaired and serviced
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there are free options too.but the model number is quite different from your ,but the instructions will give you quite a fair idea of how to disassemble manually. http://www.smashedhat.com/sd300repair/
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Please take the camera to the shop, if you take it apart and clean it, it will get ruined completely.

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Hi

You can clean the lens when you switch off the power and then leave for about two hours to allow camera to adjust to normal conditions.Please make sure that you do not leave in direct sunlight. Also if its dirty, then clean it with soft, dry cloth.
Please check the following link for its manual

Panasonic Lumix digital camera model DMC-TZ3

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