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Panasonic SD5 won't focus after being dropped. Have turned it off and on...removed battery etc. Got message to reset, have done that several times. It will record but only very blurry unrecognizable images. Zoom doesn't work in either direction. Thanks for any input!!! Violet

Answers :

The zoom/lens opening mechanism runs on a series of cogs and gears. Usually made of plastic.

If you've dropped it, one of these cogs has probably slipped a tooth or two rendering the camera unusable.

The panasonic website support may off some advice, as would a retailer/repairer.

You could try yourself, its fiddly and loads of little bits and you'll be working without a manual.

If you do go for professional repair, get a quote and check out the cost of a replacement camera first, they're often un-economical to repair.
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