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Panasonic Lumix DMC-Z20 took a knock, now lens gets stuck during power on, grinding noise and lens chugs back and forth for a few seconds. screen displays message "please turn power off and on again". the servo obviously still has power but it seems some part of the mechanism is struggling. any ideas/instructions on how i can crack the thing open without causing irreparable damage? (and should i try...) cheers, Ben. 0405124646 [email protected]


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-Z20 took a knock, now lens gets stuck during power on, grinding noise and lens chugs back and forth for a few seconds. screen displays message "please turn power off and on again". the servo obviously still has power but it seems some part of the mechanism is struggling. any ideas/instructions on how i can crack the thing open without causing irreparable damage? (and should i try...) cheers, Ben. 0405124646 [email protected]


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