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My camera is in a "stuck" position. I can review shots that I've already taken but when I want to switch to a shooting posiiton (A or P) the following appears on the screen"please remove lens cap and press >button". When I follow the instruction, the same instruction reappears.
Prior to this occurring, I was in Mexico taking pictures-the area was dusty and then all of a sudden it wouldn't permit me to shoot a shot. I removed the chip, battery, etc and 'cleaned them off" but nothing happened. What's the problem

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  • Hal 51 Apr 03, 2008

    The camera is a Lumix DMC-FZ5

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The TZ3 has a design problem with their new automatic lens cover, ie, manual lense cap on TZ1 was illiminated on TZ3.

Make sure your lense cover is completely retracted in front of the lense. If not, nudge it fully opened and see if this solves you problem. If it does, contact Panasonic with your problem. If not under warranty, tell them you want them to fix 'their' problem on your camers. Google it on the net and see how common this problem is.

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