Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera
Even tho the lens will not stay extended does the camera remain on ?. i would suggest replacing the battery or recharging it. if this does not work inspect the battery cover and opening for damage as it may not be making proper contact.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
The lens retract immediately ecause an error is detected. Probably after the fall , the lens mechanism is damaged, the camera detects lens error and shut down.
To fix the problem, the lens, and part of the camera must be disassembled. This means that unless you are a technician or an experienced DIY repairer, there is a very high probabilty to damage the camera more.
If you want to DIY, get the service manual with complete disassembly diagrams: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Series Service Manual & Repair Guide .
Alternatively you can call Panasonic at the number printed on the owner manual, or get a quote on repair from a third party here:Repair.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2009
You can try this, but it could be a mechanical fault if it has been dropped. However everything is worth a try to save a$. This is designed for those smaloler type cameras like powershot, but give it a go..
OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!
Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.
Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.
If this doesn't fix it you will need to take it to a good camera repair shop
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Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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