Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera ?

The telephoto to wide angle range only goes half way (from mid to telephoto only). What can be done? Thank you! The camera has not been dropped but we do live in a tropical environment- we do keep the camera cool and air conditioned when not outside. All other functions work great.

Answers :

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

The telephoto to wide angle range only goes half way (from mid to telephoto only). What can be done? Thank you! The camera has not been dropped but we do live in a tropical environment- we do keep the camera cool and air conditioned when not outside. All other functions work great.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “le ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera

I have multiple sony dsc-h10 cyber-shot cameras that i use for work-i work in air ducts which tend to be very dusty and my camera lens keep getting stuck and will not retract back into the camera-therefore he camera will not let me take a picture-is there information on repairing or cleaning for this problem?

This is usually a camera killer, as it is seldom economic to pay for a repair. Rather than just chuck the camera, some people resort to self-help measures, with varying success. There is no one solution or approach, but you can find a number of sugge ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

LENS STUCK DSC-W70, the camera turns on but the lens comes halfway out and just stays there and i keep getting message to turn camera off and on again, I have tried most of the soloutions offered such as tapping the camera, using compressed air but its still not having any effect, any more suggestions other than buying a new camera!

Hi\015\012\015\012What you are seeing is a generic message that means there is\015\012some sort of problem with the lens, it could happen in many different\015\012ways such as sand or dirt in the lens gears.\015\012\015\012A c ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

Lens error, restart camera telephoto lens is stuck in zoom position and won't retract, so when i turn on camera, screens says "lens error, restart camera", but it won't restart...just keep coming up with same error message

Hello mnickoliThis is a fairly common error especially with the A560.This either means that something is jamming the lens , or that the\015\012lens sensor is faulty. This is a very , if not the most common problem\015\012with modern digit ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Err 99 Error code 99 has developed on my 20D camera, only this time the mirror keeps rapidly firing, and removing the battery and reinstalling it has no effect,removing and replacing the Canon lens and CF card even sets off the mirror albeit in single stroke movements, its like the camera is live all the time, is it terminal?, please anyone!, thanks, ron.

This is what the canon people say to do for error 99Read this!!!The guy at tech support listened and then told me that the lens contacts were dirty and to get a pencil with an eraser on the end, just a regular old ... Canon EOS-20D Body only Digital Camera

My SD800IS was working fine while in the very hot/humid environment of Yap. I took it out of my air conditioned room and went to take a picture almost immediately. The view finder, the LCD image and the lens were all fogged. The camera worked but took foggy images. Eventually the fog cleared and my photos were fine but most of the controls no longer work. I can change the selector knob that determines if the camera is on auto, manual, video or display modes but it won't zoom and the program

The foggy images and lens was due to condensation caused by the camera's surfaces being cold in a humid/moist environment. Usually this happens and goes away without issue. If you believe issues are continuing, consider placing the camera completely ... Canon Digital Cameras

Error code 99 has developed on my 20D camera, only this time the mirror keeps rapidly firing, and removing the battery and reinstalling it has no effect,removing and replacing the Canon lens and CF card even sets off the mirror albeit in single stroke movements, its like the camera is live all the time, is it terminal?, please anyone!, thanks, ron.

Error 99 also covers mechanical failure of the shutter andprimary/secondary mirror ***'y. I have seen the dreaded err99 when thesecondary mirror wouldn't get out of the way.This happened at about 6000 clicks. Moving the secondary mirror w ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Nikon Coolpix L14. I have had it for a while but it hasn't been used very often. I took it to the beach one day, in a plastic bag, and a few grains of sand made their way into the bag. Now, I keep getting lens error when I turn the the camera on it extends partially, makes a noise, and then retracts and on the screen 'lens error' appears. And yes , I HAVE tried compressed air, it didn't work

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that ... Nikon Coolpix L14 Digital Camera

I have a HP Photo Smart Caera. The button on the top you mash to take the picture keeps falling off. I have had this fixed three times. This time it happened outside and I could not find the spring. Does anyone know where they fix HP cameras. The place I have been taken it to is not doing a very good job of sending it off. I would like to do it myself since the warrantee is up any way. I live in Greenville, NC So far I have not been able to find anyone who fixes them around here. Thank you, Nanc

If there are any Comp Usa stores out in N.C erea bring the camera there they can send it out to have repaired at hp,just look up comp usa and they can give you some info to if any other local repair shops maybe in close range. hope this helps.\ ... HP Photosmart 735 Digital Camera

I live in Somerset, U.K. I recently dropped the camera damaging the battery lid. It keeps springing up. Can this be repaired, and if so where in the UK.

I suspect you may ashion aalready know the answer to this, but just to confirm your suspicions the\012 answer is that unless you can repair this yourself, the camera is a write off.It's an obsolete model and was a very low cost camera. Ko ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

My camera won't stay on. It turns on and lens goes out and adjusts and then retracts in and camera turns off. I am in the process of taking it apart to figure it out but unless it is a problem of the screws needing to be tightened I don't know what to do next. Can you help me or refer me. I bought this camera used and really like it and want to keep it if I can. I have had so much trouble keeping digital cameras working. Thanks

The problem you are facing is most likely to be lens related. Perhaps it is not able to extend fully and hence retracing and turning off. The cause may be a mechanical obstruction. However before we try anything else, remove the battery hold for 1 mi ... Pentax Optio E30 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMCFX60 Digital Camera - "Sparkling Images become flat in Windows Live Photo"

Try a different photo viewer other than windows photo gallery and see what the results are. ... Panasonic Lumix DMCFX60 Digital Camera

Why does my Kodak P880 Digital Camera keeps locking my memory card but the memory card is not on lock position? I have access to two of the same camera and both have the same problem. Is this a defect on the camera? I tried formating the card and it works but it keeps locking the card. I even change to a new memory card and the problem still exist. Please advice.

What type of memory card do you use? Do remember it supports only SD cards up to 2 Gb (uses FAT 16 FS)Hope this helps.Gr. Blackbear ... Kodak EasyShare P880 Digital Camera

My camera keeps saying "card cover open" before operating the camera in water, please check the battery and usb covers for foreign objects" Ive checked and make sure they are closed but it keeps saying it and won't let me use the camera at all, not even to upload pictures.

... Olympus Mju Tough 8000 Compact Digital Camera

Kodak P712-With a freshly charged battery in the camera,the camera keeps turning itself on and off continously. Is this a camera or battery problem?

Hi\015\012This is a camera problem from the operation unit. If the camera is not fallen on the floor or something else the flexfoil has conducting wrong and a reset with on and off switching occurs. ... Digital Cameras

I have a vivitar telephoto lens for the camera, but not sure how to mount the lens. If I take the outer ring off, I dont know if the lens that came with the camera is suppose to also unscrew, or if there are other actions I need to take to use the new telephoto lens

None of these Canon Powershot cameras have a lens which will remove. The ring is only for a special kind of add on lens for either wide angle or telephoto, which will only fit this camera or possibly a few other models.Never try to ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot S3IS and I recently purchased a 2x telephoto lens. When I use the telephoto lens and try to extend the distance as far as it will go, the camera shuts off and says lens error please restart camera. Do you have any idea why it is doing this?

Did you tell the camera that you are using an external/additional lens? You have to specify it somewhere in the menu, the camera gives you some options (the lens model numbers) and you need to match it with your lens' model number. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Door error My camera door, when opened, only shows the pictures on the camera. It keeps saying "door closed" when I open the door to take pictures. Because this keeps coming up, I cannot take pictures.

Find your manual at http://manualfox.com/link/vivitar.htm ... Vivitar ViviCam 3710 Digital Camera

I have a Minolta Maxxum 5D which I really like. I take a lot of pictures outside with my job. I have a telephoto lens and a regular lense as well. I switch lenses a good bit depending on the shot. Everything was working well until I now get a message that reads "no lens attached" when there is a lense on the camera. The weird thing is that I only get this message on my regular lense and my telephoto lens works fine. I even carried my camera by a local Minolta/Konic dealer and they were baff

It can occur if the contacts on the lens where they meet the contacts on the camera body need cleaning. Try a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D Body only Digital Camera

My camera screen keeps on displaying "Zoom Error" and the camera keeps on turning off.

The problem you are describing is a problem with something in the lens assembly of the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012 ... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

Works fine except that the telephoto lens will not operate. Battery seems to be fine. After trying to turn the telephoto devise on a couple of times I get a message that says turn the camera off and on again. That does no good at all. The camera is a DSC-W130 Sony Cybershot

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

I dropped my Casio Exilim 8.1 megapixels camera yesterday , it keeps on sayin that " the card is locked " my card is not locked i even tried other cars in it , i can reveiw the pictures for like 5 seconds , but the camera keeps on turning off , what can i do to fix it ?? please help me


Formatting problems I have a minolta dimage 2300 that I can't get it to format.I put a new compact flash card in the camera and the screen keeps reading not formated,so I went throught the steps to format it and it keeps freezing up on the final step which reads FORMAT ? YES NO OK ENTER I highlite yes an press the enter button and the camera just freezes up,I can't even turn it off I have to wait untill it goes off by itself in 3 minutes.Can you give me a hint of what I can do???

Try formatting the card on a computer than again on the camera. If you don't have success formatting the card with a computer than it is a pretty sure thing that there may be something wrong with the card. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE 2300 Digital Camera

Shutter Disabled My Nikon D40 shutter is disabled..the message on the camera says shutter disabled recharge battery. My battery is good and charged and for giggles i bought a brand new battery and charged it and still same problem. i know the batterys are fine cause i can keep camera on forever and review pictures and never dies out but the Batt light keeps blinking low battery..

I was quated £250 to replace a buckled shutter unit can this be done any cheaper ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Sony cyber-shot 7.2-Megapixel Digital Camera pink DSC-W120 lens keeps going in and out it want stay out so its says turn your camera off and on again I keep doing that but its doing the same thing every time nin and out

Option 1: Try Initializing the Camera as follow; (Initializing\015\012the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory\015\012settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in\015\012the Camera). ... Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4729 seconds