Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera ?

Camera stalling The problems started after using my camera on a windy day at the beach 3weeks ago. After a few days, the lens started getting stuck, and wouldn't come out, or if it did, didn't focus properly. This problem was intermittent. Then, in the past several days, the camera systems stall when I switch it on. The lens comes out and zooms fully. but It will not respond to any of the control buttons. Which part of the camera is the problem? is it fixable? How much is the estimated cost of r


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This problem is related to your lens , because even if the lens extend fully and for the past things that happened on the camera there's a big chance that some dirt get in to the camera that causes the problem. What you can try first is to take the battery out for about 5 minutes then after that put it back in and check if the camera will show any error message or if the lens will extend fully. The best thing to do to correct the problem is to take this camera to a service center and let them clean the inside part of the camera and the cost for that should not be expensive.
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Camera stalling The problems started after using my camera on a windy day at the beach 3weeks ago. After a few days, the lens started getting stuck, and wouldn't come out, or if it did, didn't focus properly. This problem was intermittent. Then, in the past several days, the camera systems stall when I switch it on. The lens comes out and zooms fully. but It will not respond to any of the control buttons. Which part of the camera is the problem? is it fixable? How much is the estimated cost of r


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