Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera
Your camera has a lens error, this
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Panasonic service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Dec 23, 2012 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera
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I'm sorry that the Camera
is displaying the error message. "TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN"
displays on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by
any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the
error message, try doing a power reset. Please follow the below steps to
perform a power reset.
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
Also tryinitializing the Cameraif you're able to access the Menu items on the Camera. The Initialize option will be available under Setup or Main settingsSub Menus.
If the issue persists again, service is required. Please click hear to locate the service center near your area.
Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if your require any clarifications.
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