Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera ?

My dial no longer "clicks" into place, it just turns without a stop point and the protective shields over the lens don't open all the way . I have to use my fingernail to open the lens cover...


Answers :

This problem is caused by the tiny drive that moves the lens in and out sticking from damaged or worn parts, this is the number one problem with all digital camera's, the problem here is you can't buy parts for this or even get the tech manual to take it apart, and u will need both to fix it, the lens covers will need to be replaced for sure, the only way to get this repaired is to send it in to a Panasonic authorized repair station, they may also offer an exchange program, the way this works is you send your camera back and they send u a factory refurbised camera to replace it, the information on repair stations is in the user manual for the camera or on the web.
Put in fresh batteries in your camera and try to power on. If this didn't work, do this little trick:

1. Hold the camera on your right hand with the lens facing the ground.

2. As you press the power on button, tap or hit the camera's base to your left palm. Do this several times.

Chances\015\012are, there could be a sand or granule of dust that got stuck on the\015\012sides of the lens, preventing it to retract properly.

Hope this helps.
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