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Zoom lever sticks

I have had my Panasonic Lumix camera for over a year and just recently the zoom lever started sticking in whichever position is pressed (tele or wide). It used to spring back to the original center position . Now is stays to either side and the lens continues to move. Could this be due to a setting change or is it a malfunction?

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  • Jimbob24 Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same camera and it has never had anything spilled on it or seen any excessive dust or dirt. My camera is less then one year old should I send it for repairs and if so is it cover under warranty?

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Hi, the only reason the zoom lever sticks is dirt. Either dust or some sort of liquid may have spilled on the camera. If you wipe it off, it does not help as the liquid gets into the zoom lever mechanism.It will have to strippd and cleaned.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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