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My camera lens won't move. I recently was out on a photoshoot with friends, and I ended up falling down with the camera in my hand while the lens was extended. At first it didn't move at all, but I got the lens to retract. Even with the lens retracted, the shutter won't close and now it won't extend at all or focus. What should I do?

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I am sorry to say that this is a problem related to the lens mechanism. The lens gears may have kinked/slipped when you fell down and this seems to be the reason why the lens cannot extend retrace. Unfortunately this is one repair that you don't wanna do yourself. The lens assembly has to be completely disassembled just to know the exact cause of the problem and any further damage means a new camera. Panasonic will charge you the cost of a new cam to fix it. So to get an estimate from your local camera tech would be the way to go.

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