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Lens doesn't extend

I dropped my camera and now the lens does not "extend". It makes a clicking noise when I turn it on and the screen says to turn camera off and on again. That doesn't help.

Thanks,

~Susan

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  • luigi grosso Jan 01, 2008

    have the same problem with my lumix. tz1 is there anything anyone can do in a camera shop?

    panasonic wanted Euro 180, for the repair. i could almost buy another one for this price.

    i know one is helpless - can it cost that much to repair?

  • kajmera Jan 01, 2008

    I've now the same problem after dropping my FZ20 from about 4 feet on the concrete. The flash opens up, LCD, AF lamp etc is all good though. I hate to see my FZ20 in trash. Any lead would be most appreciated.



    Is it worth repairing it? Where is the the reliable place to have it fixed?

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Its likely the lens was physically damaged/jammed during the drop. Your best bet is to take it to the local camera shop for repairs. I would also refrain from turning it on to reduce the possibility of further damage.

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