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Lens won't retract - message say's turn off and back on

When the camera was turned on, the lens extended and went to extreme zoom. Then a message said to turn it off and back on again. That didn't fix the problem as it repeats the problem. My sister has the same camera and has experienced the problem with hers also. Both of our cameras are relatively new. What's up?
Bob

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  • fabry Jan 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, the camera turns on and lens extends but does not focus and the a message say's turn off and back on again.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    I have the same turn off and then back on again problem, and have had it since I got the camera. The warrinty wont hep you because they say tha the camera has been dropped or bumped knocking the lense out of allignment, but we all probably know better dont we? I have replaced thebateries with dura cell rechargables but it didnt help the problem. It fixed its self afer several months f not using it, but after about two uses the problem is back.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    cam turns on but lens does not come out and cam shows message to turn off and on again . this did nothing. . i replaced the batteries with brand new ones and still have the same problem .the cam is about 15 mo old

  • Slackoff01 Jul 07, 2008

    Used **** batteries in a pinch and all of a sudden my cam froze the lens fully extended and will not allow me to adjust with the zoom knob. I have replaced with new Ni-Mh batteries fully charged, and all I get is the "turn off then back on message" that solved nothing. Have gone into menu and done a reset, solved nothing.



    Trying to find is there any other sort of reset option not listed in manual to fully reset?



    I have never dropped cam and it is way outta warranty and I refuse to pay the $161 flat rate repair charge Panasonic wants. I only paid $200 for cam 2 years ago.





  • tywjen Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem I think the camera should have been recalled for this Manufactory Problem.Its not use its them!
    Its a shame though it is a great little camera!

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My dad's FX-55 just had this problem, we went into the playback mode so that the screen displayed as usual, went onto the setup menu from there and reset the recording settings and the next reset option, and also the file numbers or whatever, and this seemed to work for us.

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Good recharable batteries seem to fix most problems with this camera. I presume any premiun recharage batteries would work, I bought Energizers.

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