Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera ?

Dropped Camera. Basically, the thing stopped working. DMC-FZ1 It was dropped from a tripod it landed Lens DOWN. So it kind of smashed into it maybe? But nothing on the outside seems to be actually broken. The lens is crooked, but thats all that seems to be wrong. Yet it won't turn on at all. Maybe if someone could suggest something? Perhaps maybe something needs to be fidgeted around inside? Or is it a better idea if I pay a professional? But whatever the case. Anyone who has any suggestions it


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The lens motor mechanism is very fragile and will stoppworkin even if you look at it too hard let alone drop it.
The cost of repair will be high - best bet is to write it off[are you insured against accidental damage?]Check out the manufacturer off course.
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