Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 Digital Camera ?

Camera lens damaged, have a dark shade on left edge of viewer

\015 Camera lens was damaged on one side from a blow. Now there is a dark shade on left edge of viewer when you focus for pictures.\015

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If you are able to take photos then I suggest you make a few to figure out if they are also dark like the viewer edge. If they are OK, enjoy the camera while it lasts and perhaps you can adapt to not having a clear view to the edge. I recommend against spending the money to repair this camera as it will likely exceed the cost of replacing the camera.
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Camera lens damaged, have a dark shade on left edge of viewer


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