Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera ?

Hey guys I keep getting the error; remove lens cap and push I> button I dropped the camera after tripping over the tripod. (The lens housing hit the concrete and its been no go since then) Ive read your recommendations that the lens will have to come off and as my warranty doesnt cover accidental damage Im thinking of takin it apart tonite, what do you think?


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If you don't want to pay for the (expensive) repair, then stripping it down and checking that the lens motor, cogs and housing and moving correctly. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it's not really complicated… the Instructable for the FZ5 covers it http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Stuck-Lens-on-Panasonic-FZ5/
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Hey guys I keep getting the error; remove lens cap and push I> button I dropped the camera after tripping over the tripod. (The lens housing hit the concrete and its been no go since then) Ive read your recommendations that the lens will have to come off and as my warranty doesnt cover accidental damage Im thinking of takin it apart tonite, what do you think?


If you don't want to pay for the (expensive) repair, then stripping it down and checking that the lens motor, cogs and housing and moving correctly. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it's not really complicated… the Instructable for the FZ5 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

I dropped my camera last night with the lens open. right away i tryed to shut it off and the lens just make a noise like their tryign to shut but they dont. i left it alone for the night and this morning it still does the same thing. The lens are just stuck open and no screen even comes up when i try turning it on. Ive had this camera for about 2 years now so i dont think i still have warranty on it. What should i do?


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Hi welcomejee, I read all your solutions regarding the digital camera Sony DSC N2. I really have to thank you for your precious Some of the problems are very similar to mine: After the camera fell on the ground from about 2 meters in off mode the lens would come out and immediately back in 4 times in a row. After that the lens is back in, a beeping sound comes up and on the display it is written to "Turn the power off and on again". Of course that does not help at all. The lens is opening


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The lens will not come out fully, it clicks some and then beeps. it happened at random, it was not dropped or mistreated. The lens will come out some, but it generally needs to be pushed back in. The camera itself won't even let me view the pictures on it, or anything. It just reads ''Lens error''.


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I own a Nikon D50 and the 55-200 lens will not autofocus (lens continually extends then retracts but never locks into focus). Ive read that depressing the lens release button whilst holding the lens in place and swivelling the lens a couple of times sometimes works (cleans muck off the sensors). I tried this but to no avail. Any halp would be much appreciated. Many thanks.


Why don't you just clean the sensors properly? Remove the lens and clean the contacts on both the camera body and the lens with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. There's a 50-50 chance something else is causing your problem but try ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Lens Stuck My Lens is stuck on my Coolpix S200 and I'm getting the Lens Error message. I tried to push it back in like I read on here and it went partly in and now its completely jammed. I've only had my camera for about 4 months. Please help!! I'm hoping to fix it myself. i dropped my camera and now the lens wont come out. Everytime i turn on the camera it tells me to turn it off then on again. I've done it multiple times and it doesnt work. I tryed to push the lens in and out but it doesnt ma


YOU CANNOT REPAIR THIS SOPHISTICATED CAMERA YOURSELF!!\015\012I guess pushing the lens inside may have made the problem worse.\015\012I follow a rule- if you drop an electronic equipment and a problem occurs- it usually takes a profession ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my purse. When I went to use it the light was on and the screen said there was a lens error. Everytime I try to turn it on now it makes a grinding noise and refuses to open and then closes completely with the lens error reading For no reason my camera (Nikon coolpix model S210) doesn't want to work with the term "Lens error" and lens won't come out WELL YESTERDAY MY NIKON COOLPIX s210 DIGITAL CAMERA WAS WORKING PERFECTLY FINE THEM I GOT UP TO TAKE P


\012\012try these:-\012\012\012connect it to pc and on it\012vaccum the barrel of lens\012changing mem. card and batt. for 2min. ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

My camera worked fine one day, then it was in my purse. When I went to use it the light was on and the screen said there was a lens error. Everytime I try to turn it on now it makes a grinding noise and refuses to open and then closes completely with the lens error reading For no reason my camera (Nikon coolpix model S210) doesn't want to work with the term "Lens error" and lens won't come out


Hope you purchased an extended warranty. I've had two Cannon's with the dreaded lens error. Probably what happened was that while it was in your purse, somehow the power button got pressed. The camera powered up, tried to extend the lens, then str ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera

Lens error I tried to turn off my camera, (Digital Ixus 60) and the lens froze halfway closed. When I tried to restart the camera, an error comes up on the screen, saying LENS ERROR, RESTART CAMERA. I had this problem before on this camera, but while it was still under warranty. I sent it to be fixed, but now it seems the problem isn't fixed. Is there anything I can do now?


The only thing is, is that it is past it's warranty. THE WARRANTY ONLY COVERS DEFECTS, AND FACTORY ERRORS. \015\012\015\012IF THE LENS DOESNT GO BACK IN, THEY CANT FORCE IT AND YOU PAY THE FULL COST OF THE ENTIRE LENS BEING REPLACED AND T ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

Lens I dropped my ixus 40 camera, and now the lens won't close. I turn it on and an error 18 comes up. The lens attempts to close back up when I switch it on but seems to be stuck... Should I send it away to be repaired? If so, can you recommend a repair shop?


Hi Meaghan,\015\012\015\012If it was me (and this did happen to my camera as well) I would take it to a camera shop. For about $50.00 they can put the lens back on track, and clean it as well. This is a great camera, and I would not risk taking it ap ... Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera

My lens will not come out. When I try to turn it on the screen reads, "Lens Error, restart camera" Why is it doing this? It's practically new.


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I just dropped my camera and when I went to turn it on the lens will not open or come out and the screen reads 'Lens error 16'


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I have a 4 1/2 year old Nikon 8800VR. It has always worked and except for being rather sluggish, has performed nicely. After a smallish bump, the lens seemed to get stuck - it tried to come out but just whirred until an "err" message came up (not lens err). My RepairTech warranty would still be in effect if Repairtect still existed but it does not seem to, and the only estimate I have is for $300. My question - is this reasonable, and given the age of the camera, is it worth it? And, is there an


Most likely repairing it is not worth it unless you absolutely love it. Cameras are getting better everyday and this is a perfect chance to upgrade. You can try forcing the camera lens out and open by hand which may getting it working otherwise you ... Digital Cameras

When I try to switch my camera on the lens partially comes out and then retracts again and switches off. The message on the screen reads 'lens error'.


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Lens Stuck My Dad bought me a digital camera for Christmas this year. And Ive always wanted one. And then my dumb brother put it on top of tilted books and made it fall. The lens is coming out to the left side and it doesnt close back in. Please help me. Theese cost a lot of money.And my brother is begging me not to tell my parents.


In this task you may contact a professional technician or what so ever. that has have an idea about the digicam. i seem in the picture you shown. its like a crack in the thread of your lens. but if you have a idea on this. you may open it by take out ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Lens won't come out and camera won't boot up , reads lens error restart camera nothing works


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When i turn it on lens comes out then goes back in & reads lens error 0x0501 what is the problem.


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Lens distorded My view is blurred and jagged appearing. When taking the picture anyway, it comes out the same, and but a little hour glass thing comes in view and empties and then it reads card is full, after taking only one picture. What in the world could be causing this. I recently bought a new battery. It is fully charged. I hope I didn't ruin my camera with this off brand battery. Actuall I put the old one in to see if it did the same thing and it does. How ever you can help, I would appre


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Lens problem When I turn on my camara it stays on for only 30 seconds, the blue screen stays on and the lens part wont open ,its stuck,, then the camara just turns back off. Ive replaced my AA batteries and thats not the issue. Someone please help,, christmaS is coming and I needed my camara. Thanks


I had the same problem with my canon powershot sd 400.\015\012The shutters would not shut and the lense was halfway out.\015\012When I turn on the camera, the screen saver stays on, and after a few seconds, it turns itself off.\015\012\015\012I got a ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

When I switch the camera on the screen stays blank even though the lens comes out, it eventually goes off (with the lens still out after about 40 seconds). I can get the camera to work if I press the green "view" key and then, after the picture appears, press the red camera icon and it will go into auto shoot mode. Happens every time now. I can't take it in under warranty as it was a present and I don't have the receipt unfortunately.


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HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that ... Nikon COOLPIX S51 Digital Camera

Casio camera does not focus and now the lens moves out but the screen no longer comes on, and reads lens error


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When taking photos with the camera set at the shutter priority, all the photos come out black. I have a lens with a f/2.8, but the on the screen on top the camera, the f reading is showing LO. I have taking photos for the last three weeks off our high school football games with the camera set up in shutter priority, iso at 1250 and my f/2.8. now for some reason the f reading is showing LO and all photos are black.


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When I open the lens door the lens doesn't come out. So the camera is not activated. The battery is fine and I can still connect the camera to my laptop. Somewhere I read that there is a little battery inside the camera that maybe needs to be replaced. Is that correct and how can I do this?


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Camera come on and screen reads " Please turn camera off and then on again" lens will not come out


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