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Dropped Camera. Basically, the thing stopped working. DMC-FZ1 It was dropped from a tripod it landed Lens DOWN. So it kind of smashed into it maybe? But nothing on the outside seems to be actually broken. The lens is crooked, but thats all that seems to be wrong. Yet it won't turn on at all. Maybe if someone could suggest something? Perhaps maybe something needs to be fidgeted around inside? Or is it a better idea if I pay a professional? But whatever the case. Anyone who has any suggestions it would be highly appreciated. I am not all that determined to buy a new camera.. I am highly attached to this one at the moment.

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    dropped my sony h9 camera ? lens seems to be crookked , but the camera gets switched on and all ca, not able to take pics

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The lens motor mechanism is very fragile and will stoppworkin even if you look at it too hard let alone drop it.
The cost of repair will be high - best bet is to write it off[are you insured against accidental damage?]Check out the manufacturer off course.

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