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

I filled my Panasonic LZ3's lenses with sand and...

\015 I dropped my Panasonic DMC-LZ3 in the sand and at first the lens didn't come out.I gently opened it and cleared most of the sand.Now the lens opens with no problem,but the camera went wild !!! :@ Now,when I turn it on, it automatically goes to max zoom (30x) and gets bugged ! A photo can't be taken,photos can't be viewed,the scene menus get scrolled automatically...Please help me to fix this :)\015

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This camera will most likely need a firmware upgrade. You can send it in and have the company repair it for $50. That is what I recommend doing. Otherwise you may have to dismantle entire camera and spray with a can of air duster. You may get lucky enough to just clean it, but there is slight chance it messed up the firmware and it will need to be upgraded or reprogrammed
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I filled my Panasonic LZ3's lenses with sand and...

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