Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera ?

Wont retract the lens and says it has an error..gears sound like they grind how can i fix it?


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Either the lens has had a knock or it has sand/ grit in it. it will need to go in for service. if the lens was out, then the problem occurred when someone was using it. they should know what they have done. If it hasn't had a knock then it is probably sand in the mechanism.
To verify sand, hold the camera lens downward over a piece of white A4 paper, tap it on the bottom and see what comes out. I fixed these camera's for 4 years and more than 98 percent of the time they were misaligned lenses due to drop/ knock or sand/grit. Sorry.
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