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Lumix / Panasonic fixed lens Digital SLR problem.

When I turn on my Lumix fz20 digital camera the lens tries to come out of the barrel like normal but struggles and fails - givign the message 'turn camera off then on again' in the screen. Can view pics. Have tried to take out and replace battery and card - no difference.

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  • utbang Aug 22, 2008

    When I turn the camera on, the lens does not respond, and appears the message "Turn the camera off and on again."



    The play mode works OK

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Try to help the lens come out by pulling it very very lightly...you should here a pop.

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Appear on the screan" please turn off and turn on


It appears to be a lens issue. Contact Panasonic Support to get this fixed, as opening your camera can cause more damage than it already has. Here is the Panasonic Support Site: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support

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Please turn camera off and the on again message. Nothing works No buttons work. The camera does not focus. Lumix DMC -FZ20 Thank you


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

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Why do you want to remove the lens? It's permanently fixed to the body. It's a great Leica super-zoom lens. What's wrong with yours?

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You will need to purchase one from Panasonic, the part should be listed in the accessories section of the Owners Manual.
Call there customer care.
Cheers.

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It will need a new bezel or possibly lens barrel, not too much you can do with that.
Phone Panasonic and find out where their closest authorized service agent is.
Take it to the shop and get an estimate.
Cheers.

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The lens can not move due to an obstruction.

Gently put some force on the lens, turn the camera on and it works.

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