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Lens cover is stuck half way open on Lumix DMC-TZ3

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Argh! me, too! i love this camera, but the lens cover is just plain stupid. we used the camera at the beach for a couple days, and i could tell a grain of sand got stuck behind the lens cover. now it is jammed and the camera is totally out of commission. why make a camera built for outdoor conditions, then put a lens cover like that on it!! i can't find a tech who can fix it, either. went to three shops in NYC and all said the cost to deal with it would pretty much buy me a new one... ! :(
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Lens cover is stuck half way open on Lumix DMC-TZ3

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My Panasonic DMC-TZ3 lens cover gets stuck and won't open completely. It has been getting worse. If I CAREFULLY assist it, it will fully open. I don't remember any trauma, such as dropping the camera. I've had it almost a year and a half and the problem started about 6 months ago. I am going on a big trip in a week and need a reliable camera. Thanks! Bradley

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I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-tz3 camera. I dropped it and cracked the lens cover and badly bent the metal lens part. Can I order the new lens and replace it myself, or must it be sent in? It doesnt seem to screw off.

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Lens stuck open - goes half way back in and then comes out again - goes fully back in when plugged into computer no screen at all apart from the occasional lens error 315 message or date format setting when inserting new batteries

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