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System error: zoom message with Panasonic Lumix FS15 camera

\015 When I turn the camera on in either record or review mode, I get a system error: zoom message after a few seconds, and the camera is inoperable. Then when I turn the camera off, the lens does not retract.\015

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I had the same problem, i switched the camera on in capture mode and zoomed in and applied a little pressure to the lens which made a slight click but retracted and has worked fine since. I may of just been lucky but the camera is fully functional again, could be worth a try.
Hi, I had the same problem with my FS15 and I used W5 Carcare Universal
Silicone Oil which I bought in LIDL. I sprayed a little on the telescope then turned it on and of a few times and it is working fine. I think the Silicone is better than WD40 but that is just my choice.
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