Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Digital Camera ?

The lense is stuck open. it clicks and attempts to close the lense but no luck. it was not dropped and was working fine just minutes before this problem.

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If you got some gunge in the mechanism it might have seized up. You could try taking a shop vac or vacuum cleaner nozzle and sucking at the lens while actuating it. That worked (for a while) and a camera that we had. If that doesn't work, try canned compressed air.

The next step is getting the lens assembly replaced at a repair shop. If you are foolish enough (like me) to try replacing the lens assembly yourself, assure that you either have good instructions with the replacement part, or assure that you are able to get it apart before buying a new lens assembly
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