Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2 Digital Camera
Cannot access Menu to reset to Manufacturer's defaults
SOURCE: Lens Cap Error
Hi There, I have the exact same problem, he camera went from working to remove lens cap and press right arrow button, it really does sound like a common fault reading the other messages regarding this camera, sounds expensive to get it fixed as well!
Posted on Apr 23, 2007
This is a common problem on this model that is really a design fault. The gears that drive the lens in and out are held in a flimsy mount that can flex and let the gears pop out of place. It is a bit of work to fix, but if you are going to toss the camera otherwise (which you would based on repair cost) you might as well have a go at it. This is a link to the step-by-step instructions. http://www.instructables.com/id/E233WXW4UGEVYDVWN1/ Good luck!!!
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
Please see below for a link to the Lens Cap with String. This is an original part direct from Panasonic. Used specifically with this camera.
Lumix DMC-F27 Lens Cap with String
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
SOURCE: ERROR REMOVE CAP LENS
THE LENS UNIT IS PROBALLY JAMMED. IT HAS TO BE REMOVED AND STRIPPED. SOMETIMES DIRT IN LENS OR ZOOM MOTOR WILL CAUSE IT TO JAM. IN MORE SERIOUS CASES, ONE OR MORE OF THE LENS FRAMES MIGHT BE DAMAGED. THIS IS USUALLY CAUSED BY THE LENS BEING FORCED IN WHEN EXTENDED. IF THERE IS ANY DAMAGE PARTS THEY WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.
Posted on May 28, 2008
SOURCE: panasonic dmc-fz5
I had the same problem with a Lumix TZ1.
And this are the instructions to solve it on that camera. But assuming Panasonic build thier camaras similar - yo umigth be able to use it anyways.
When the lens is fully retracted (like if you had a choice!), a silver colored sensor can seen inside the rim. The problem is dirt or moist or something on that sensor.
The camara turned off.
With the edge of some standard printing paper i moved it back and forth, over the sensor a few times.
Turn on the camera. And Zoom.
The first time I could only zoom a little more - but MORE :-) The error message reappeared and the lens auto-retracted. I repreated this several times every time zooming more and more. Sometimes I got the error when retrating the lens, sometimes it got stuck.. But eventually It worked perfectly again.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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