Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Digital Camera ?

Lens makes grinding noise

\015 My four-year old Panasonic FZ5 has suddenly started making a grinding noise when lens goes in and out for turn off/on, and when zooming. Actually yesterday it wouldn't zoom at all, now it zooms with the noise. Maybe dust in the mechanism? Is this an easy fix?\015

Answers :

Yes dust in mechanism or broken gear but ti not easy
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