Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera ?

When power up, says please turn off and turn on. no control works


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This is usually a lens issue, has the lens been knocked, is it sitting wonky? it could be grit in the mechanism. Need to go to the shop for repair.
If the lens is out, then someone knows what happened, as it was on when it stopped working.
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When power up, says please turn off and turn on. no control works


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My Friend dropped my DSC-W30 camerashot on brick floor (it was nocked off a not very high table) and now when I try to turn it on.. the lense just comes out then half way in then out.. (it looks liek a confused robot) like no joke. and all the screen says while it is doing this is '' Access '' and after a min or two.. it makes this beeping sound and the screen says '' Turn the power off, and on again '' ? i tryed it.. it continues the same rutine. Please help? my father gave this to me as a gift


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Hi!\015\012\015\012The focus is stuck. Contact your local Sony service center, but\015\012if they ask too much, you can contact me at [email protected]\015\012and I will give you a good price.\015\012\015\012I work in Sony service ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
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