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Digital camera got dropped into the sand, and some sand worked its way into the lens and focusing system, and now the camera cannot zoom or focus, but still turns on and takes pictures i have a lumix dmc fx12, and it got dropped into the sand at the beach. the shutter wont close properly, there's sand in the lens, and it won't zoom. Please help!! i don't know how to fix it!!


THIS SOUNDS TERMINAL, BUT YOU MIGHT TRY USING CANNED AIR LIKE YOU USE TO BLOW DUST OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER, AND SEE IF IT HELPS ANY. MOST OF THESE CAMERAS ARE MADE WITH THE IDEA THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE TAKEN APART OR OPENED FOR CLEANING ETC. SO, THAT IS ... Digital Cameras

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I have a small Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera. After fully charging the battery I am all of then sudden getting this error message :"please turn camera off and then on again." When the camer is OFF the lens is extended and open. When I move the camera to ON the lens moves in to the closed position closes, then reopens, extends, tries to focus, is unable to and the error message appears "Please turn camera off and then on again" This cycle just repeats. The lens is able to extend it is not st


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I had dropped my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 camera and the pictures are now out of focus. Also the outside edge of the lens is slightly dented but the lens opens and closes normally. I love this camera and hope that you can help e fixit.


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I have a panasonic lumix DMC-FS11 which ive owned for 4 weeks and it wont let me take photos or look at photos and says 'system error (focus)' i would like to know if this problem is a cause of something i may have done to the camera (which i very doubt). i am so dissapointed and i want to know why its broke ,and i just want my camera to be fixed (for free) :(


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When the camera is exposed to hot temperatures 100 plus the camera will not focus properly the image on the screen jumps and the lens or focus feature inside the camera vibrates you can feel the movement through the metal case. This does not seem to occur in cooler weather only after the camera is opened and closed several times in hot weather.


There is steady shot mechanism located at end of lens assembly, that mechanism gone bad and vibrates, replacement of that mechanism will fix your camera issue.Local camera repair shop will do this job as camera will take apart to replace defect ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Digital Camera

Lumix tz3 Please turn camera off and then on again" as soon as camera is switched on. I Can view any menu, or read SD card, but cannot take any pictures. If I turn on in a picture taking mode it starts to focus and then the message appears, when I turn it off the lens does not close. If I turn on in playback mode, it works fine, if I turn it off from playback mode, then the lens closes. Basically, any picture taking mode triggers the error message. Solution?


Low battery maybe? Try holding camera firmly in one hand, with camera on and in record mode, and strike in on its edge firmly on the heal of your other hand. This technique is often sucessful with temporary camer 'quirks' like freezing, lens not full ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Frozen Open I work at a movie store, and was taking pictures of some movies, and had some customers, so walked away from camera, it was still on and focus out. When i returned, the camera was off, but focus was still out. it's done that many times, and all i have to do is turn it back on and it will shut close. now, today i go to do the same thing, it wont even shut on. and when it does, the screen goes blue like normal and at the bottom of the screen it says E106 is this fixable?


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Try rapping the camera bottom smartly against the heel of your hand to try to free it. If not, try rapping it less smartly on a harder surface, like a table covered with a bath towel. Do not rap the lens itself.If this works but only some ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Panasonic Lumix G1. Viewfinder does not focus when I look through and squeeze shutter. I can get the picture in focus by using AFS which shows the parts which are focused (with green squares), so the photo IS focused when I take it. But I can't see properly what I'm photographing.


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Hi I have panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 and when I start camera on the display it come with message "plz turn camera off and then on again." But it dont really do anything when restart occurs. It keep showing same message. Although it allow me to see old pics when started with play mode but dont start if the message has already on display. Moreover, when this message is on it wont allow me to work with any of the camera function including zoom in/out. . . Many Thanks . . .


Usually when this message pops up it indicates the lens position is jammed, you will need a camera technician to assess the item for repair cost. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

Hi--I have a panasonic lumix DMC-FP8, which I bought in May 2010. The camera is great for outdoor landscapes, etc. but I've had problems with low lighting and red eye. The camera has trouble focusing on the subjects, and there are often white spots all over the picture (even though I've cleaned the lens and checked to see if there were scratches or dirt on it). In addition to this, I have the red eye setting on, but I still get really awful red eye in all of my pictures. The camera is still new


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Hi! My camera is saying focus error with (!) that in front of it and it wont let me take pics and the lens wont close. What does that mean and what do i do? Thanks in advance!


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