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"Remove lens cap"

My Lumix says "remove lens cap" even though the lens cap is removed. It makes a small noise when it is started up that it wasn't making before.

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Lens damaged or grit/sand in it. If the lens is out at all then whoever was using it will know what happened, as it was going at the time.

If you think it's sand/grit, try tapping it on the bottom, while holding it lens downwards 1 foot above a piece of white paper, see what falls out.

I fixed these units for 4 years and we used to collect sand and tape it to the camera because customers would deny taking them to the beach. LOL.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

  • nesan Sep 24, 2010

    I've tried this solution and it does not work. Is there another way to fix the error?

  • Gordon Barclay Sep 25, 2010

    Sorry you will need to take it to an authorized Panasonic agent. contact Panasonic for closest.
    Cheers.

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