Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera ?

Our zoom control sticks, runs all the way to end after you release it.


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It would sound as if you have some dirt,lint or another foreign debris **** inside of on the side on the button...it could also be a build up of oil form your skin. Try using a can of air or and air compressor to clean around the button or use de-natured alcohol to clean around it with a cue tip. If that fails then you will have to disassemble and remove button for further cleaning
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Our zoom control sticks, runs all the way to end after you release it.


It would sound as if you have some dirt,lint or another foreign debris **** inside of on the side on the button...it could also be a build up of oil form your skin. Try using a can of air or and air compressor to clean around the button or use de-nat ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera

Zoom control on our panasonic dmcfz18, the zoom control has started sticking and sometimes won't allow the shutter to operate until you mess with it. the zoom control sticks in such a way that it doesn't stop when you let go of it, just keeps zooming to the end.


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I purchased my G11 end of Nov 2009, and just started to have problems this morning. When shooting, the directional buttons, control dial and func/set button won't work. Also, if I zoom in on a subject the camera automatically zooms out, in, and out again... randomly, as if it had a mind of its own. When viewing photos already taken, the same problem happens. Once it happens, none of the buttons will work. This happens about 1 minute after the camera has been switched on. Is there a way in which


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Zoom Control The zoom control has stopped working. In the Summer on holiday, I noticed that the zoom control was working only intermittently. It seemed to be making poor contact and I found that flicking it sometimes helped. Now it has ceased to work at all. Is there any way of cleaning the contacts or having a service carried out?


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The battery died during the summer... so the lens were left sticking out instead of going back in. it stayed that way for 2 months because i left it at my sister's house. when i got it back, it was still out and i got batteries and turned it on. when i turned it on, it went in halfway and when i turned it off it came out fully, the zoom wont go far either. how can i get it to go back all the way in. its stuck. dont know why


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I think that if you copy and paste this address into your browser, it will take you to where you can download the manual to your computer.\012 ... Digital Cameras

I have the SX-10. The view finder, before grabbing scene has a spider-web pattern, which does not show up in shots. This problems is minor compared to the zoom control sticking. I have disassembled the body to see if there is dirt or other visible reason, but see nothing. I have four other cameras, and am retiring this one, because it takes too much fiddling. If I could get it working well, I could give it away. Any non-pro solution?


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I think when the optical zoom was out, it was accidentally bent - pushed it in and now it will not release and come out. Possible bent? Turn on the camera and it does not come out . Wonder if there's a way to fix this.


Dgo, \012\012It sounds like you may have stripped the gears that are responsible for the lens extension. It is probably fixable,but a new camera would cost less than a repair. \012\012\012Thank you. ... HP Photosmart 945 Digital Camera

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ARe you sure that it is not stuck in playback mode? \015\012Here is a list of firmware and yours is not listed:\015\012 ... Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera

Zoom rocker not responding, OK botton not working, 4 way controller behaving strangely. shutter/on:off reset did not work.


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New canon f1, push the release half way to get a meter reading, but sometimes the meter needle sticks and only activates when shined at a very bright light, but this is an intermittent problem, it's usually ok. can you tell me where in the body is the meter needle positioned?


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Sticky zoom control


Put some WD-40 on a cotton swab, squeeze the tip and let it drizzle down into the zoom switch. ... Samsung HZ10W / WB500 Digital Camera

Zoom sticking When I try to zoom in on something the dial for the zoom sticks and I can't stop if from zooming in until it hits the maximum. I'm thinking that it just needs to be cleaned and I was hoping someone could suggest a cleaning product that won't damage my camera.


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The zoom button is not working properly. When you go to zoom in or out it goes all the way out or zooms all the way in. PLEASE HELP


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Panasonic DMC-TZ5 zoom lever does not return to neutral, internally. zooms totally out or in and will not stop when the zoom lever is released. externally, the lever returns to neutral when released, but feels somewhat loose. any options for me? WD-40?


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