Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera ?

Camera was dropped. Now it will turn on, but after a few seconds, lens begins to move in and out for about 3-5 seconds, then a messag is displayed: Pleaase turn camera off then on again". Doing this r

\015 Panasonic DMC-LZ3\015\012Camera was dropped. Will turn on, put after the lens is out for a couple of seconds it begins to go in and out for a few seconds the displays message: "please turn camera off thenon again" I do but nothing changes . It just repeats the sequence.\015

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
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\015\012Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
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Camera was dropped. Now it will turn on, but after a few seconds, lens begins to move in and out for about 3-5 seconds, then a messag is displayed: Pleaase turn camera off then on again". Doing this r


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Access Message Whenever I turn the DSC-W70 on it displays a black screen and the word "Access." At the same time the lens extends and retracts, however unlike some of the other problems people are having, the lens is not getting stuck. Also I also notice a faint clicking/buzzing sound from within the camera when the lens is still and not retracting/extending. After about 10 seconds it begins to beep and displays the message "Turn the power off and on again." I am able to view previously taken ph


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Try \015\012\015\012Klomtrix trick this worked with my camera\015\012thanks klomtrix ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera

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This message appears when force has been applied to the lens. You may need service. ... Digital Cameras

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*&%$@#%^&*&^% !!"It's working!!!!\015\012\015\012Turn your camera on and put it near your ear. Did you hear a softly motorized sound in the lenses area and the green LED is flashing? If you hear this sound do this.\015\012\015\012Do it under your own ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera

When i turn on my camera it zooms in and out over and over never focusing and then displays the message ''PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN''. When i do this it repeats the smae thing evey time i turn the camera on. AND IT HAS THE ERRORS SYSTEM ERROR FOCUS


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