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Lens won't come out after dropping camera.

Hi...We have a Lumix DMC F27. It was dropped a short distance onto the wooden deck when the zoom was retracted. Now when we turn it on...the lens doesn't come out and the camera thinks the lens cover is on and the message says to remove lens cover and press button. Is it toast??? Thanks, Cherel

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Only lightly toasted. The drop likely damaged the lens tube (housing) or jarred the zoom mechanism off of its track. There is no safe DIY fix for either condition, but the camera can be repaired by the manufacturer or at a local camera shop. Make sure to get an estimate first -- you may need to decide if the camera is worth the cost of the repair.

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