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I have a Panasonic Lumix digital camera model DMC-TZ3. It fell into a toilet 8 months ago. I know gross. Fell when the water was still clean.Camera seemed dead. Found it in my garage the other day and stuck the battery in it and it came to life and takes pictures. Problem is that the inside of the lens needs to be cleaned as the water dried inside and left it smudged. Camera shop wants $161.00 to clean it. A new camera of this model is on Amazon for same price. How do I get inside the len


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there are free options too.but the model number is quite different from your ,but the instructions will give you quite a fair idea of how to disassemble manually. http://www.smashedhat.com/sd300repair/
also 1 more directlt link  http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/fixing-or-replacing-broken-lcd-screen.html

Here's some guides showing disassembly of Canon Powershots including disassembly of a: Powershot S40
Powershots S400 / S410 / S500
Powershot SD300
Here's another example Powershot SD300
Yet another example Powershot SD300
Powershot SD400
Powershot SD450
Powershot SD500

Yet another Powershot SD500
Powershot SD550
Powershot SD600
And another Powershot SD600
Powershot A70

Powershot A430

Powershot A530 / A540

Powershot A550 / A560

Powershot A630

the main link http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/10/other-disassembly-guides.html

please note the model number is different but you will get a proper idea of disassembly. please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.thanks. 
Please take the camera to the shop, if you take it apart and clean it, it will get ruined completely.
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I have a Panasonic Lumix digital camera model DMC-TZ3. It fell into a toilet 8 months ago. I know gross. Fell when the water was still clean.Camera seemed dead. Found it in my garage the other day and stuck the battery in it and it came to life and takes pictures. Problem is that the inside of the lens needs to be cleaned as the water dried inside and left it smudged. Camera shop wants $161.00 to clean it. A new camera of this model is on Amazon for same price. How do I get inside the len


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I need to know how to remove the zoom lens to clean a water spot inside.


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My Cannon Powershot A1000 IS does not review pictures, zoom in, or register that I try to change the menu settings (or the flash, macro, ISO, or display setttings). My husband was taking video near the ocean and some of the water got onto the camera. There was only a little on the surface - just enough to warrant needing to be dried off with a towel. What can I do to get the camera working properly again?


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My camera was drown in swimming pool, then i immediately remove the battery and the sd card.. then i wipe out the water.. then i put my camera under the sun to dry up.. then i try to turn it on, it does. but i cant take pictures its totally no images.. when i went home i place my camera in front of electric fan to dry it more.. then luckily when try to turn it on again, its ok.. but when i take a shot i saw images but its blurd already... i still see some water in screen.. then i took my came


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