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PANASONIC DMC-FH24 On startup the lense will extend and then contract. Next i will get an a message "system error (zoom)"


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I've had this happen on two cameras. One was dropped while the barrel was out, the other I'm thinking had some sand/grit between the barrels. Find a very small eye glass screw driver (flat head). When you turn the camera on and you can see the barrels trying to open, slip that little screw driver in the outer most barrel opening, just a little bit, and pry up. Sounds crazy, I know. But it worked for me on two separate cameras. Once you get the lens to pop out and stay out, zoom the les out as far as it goes. Using just the tip of your index finger, tap all the way around the barrels, making sure you circle each one of them. This is allowing the sand/grit/lint or whatever it is that is stuck, to come free. I also used a can of compressed air and shot it at the barrels from a 90 degree angle. Don't shoot it at the barrel head on because you may blow grit further back into the barrel. Just keep doing these steps repeatedly. If you actually get your barrel to open, put the camera next to your ear while zooming in and out. You might be able to hear the grit while the lens is zooming in and out. The first camera I did this to, was two years ago. I've shot probably 1000 photos with it since without any problems. Hope this works and if so, you may want to be a little more careful of sand/pockets with lint/camera cases with lint, etc.....
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