Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Wont retract the lens and says it has an error..gears sound like they grind how can i fix it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 96 Answers

Either the lens has had a knock or it has sand/ grit in it. it will need to go in for service. if the lens was out, then the problem occurred when someone was using it. they should know what they have done. If it hasn't had a knock then it is probably sand in the mechanism.
To verify sand, hold the camera lens downward over a piece of white A4 paper, tap it on the bottom and see what comes out. I fixed these camera's for 4 years and more than 98 percent of the time they were misaligned lenses due to drop/ knock or sand/grit. Sorry.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

  • John J Oct 15, 2012

    Thank you! I had the same problem and all kinds of sand and grit came out. I thought I was always careful but I guess not. The camera works great again! Thank you!!!

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Olympus all weather 760 errors 5f08 5f0a 5e02 Blue error message lens will not retract makes burring sound help please


The sound your camera is making, is probably the slipping from the gears, grinding them down, because something is blocked. Even when you can't see any blockage. Please don't leave the battery in, to avoid more damage. Contact a certified Olympus repair centre, or visit your dealer with the camera.

Sep 17, 2014 | Olympus Stylus Stylus 760 µ Digital 760...

1 Answer

Lens error


There is a mechanical displacement. Lens has been shifted to side. That grinding sounds come because motor pushes lens to retract but something is stopping lens's way.......
So get it serviced. Don't turn it on or off, It increases pressure on motor.....

May 03, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

2 Answers

I had the E18 error--lens wouldn't retract and


Focus problems are quite common after a lens error, it sounds like you still have an issue with that lens unit. If you need help, there's a great site taht just specializes in the powershot problems, nothing else at all. Try going to www.camerasandparts.com and you'll see the fix for this for your SD890 camera. I hope that helps, that site is amazing for the powershots and that's where a lot of people go for help with these. Good luck with it.

Feb 21, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

It shuts off after turning on and the lens will not retract makes a grinding sound then shuts off


It seems that the one of the gears of your lens has came loose that is why you are expiriencing the problem. This may happen if the camera has been dropped or the lens has been banged.

You should contact the companies repair center to have your camera fixed

Nov 03, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens won't retract


There are special springs, motors, gears, and guides inside these lenses.
If your lens won't retract, one of the above is bent, misaligned, or broken. There is not a 'quick fix' that can be applied in your situation since it is a physical problem, not a software malfunction. You can try to dismantle yourself but speaking from experience you are likely to make the problem worse. If you are unwilling to attempt repari yourself, either take it to a repair shop or upgrade.

Aug 18, 2009 | Cameras

1 Answer

Camera lens wont open or close after being dropped. it won't turn on and take pictures


Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.

Jul 06, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Lens error


wheni go to turn on my camera it says"lens error"on the screen and wont turn on lens is "stuck"open.

Nov 26, 2007 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Casio ex s600


Sounds like a lens error. Try taking battery out and putting back in. If it still wont go in then u r going to have to send it into casio to have it fixed.

Nov 11, 2007 | Casio Exilim EX-S600 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Dropped camera lightly, lens wont retract


my acm dropped and i messed up the lsenes it wont go in please help me how can i fix it my self?

Nov 03, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Canon sd600 lens error


Manually rotating sensor rotor inside camera and cleaning gear fixed the Canon "lens error" for me.  
I placed instructions with photo's here: http://www.avh.dds.nl/Fix-Canon-SD600-Lens-Error/

Aug 22, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74459 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...