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Remove Lens Cap

My camera keeps coming with message, yet the lens cap is not on. It appears that the lens is not retracting.
The camera is less than a year old, and I have taken about 200 pictures. I am not going to spend hundreds to repair it. Is there anyway that I fix this?

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We had the same problem with our FZ8. My wife had dropped it and it must've knocked the lens barrel sensor out of whack. I searched google and found a suggestion saying this message occurs when the lens barrel is out of alignment. (

With the lens barrel out, I gently pushed the barrel up, down, left, right and put a little pressure in. Somehow, the barrel worked itself into the right position! The camera works perfectly know. Its worth a shot to save $$$. Be gentle!!

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