Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera ?

Panasonic lumix dmc-lz7 lens cover won't open

\015 I was using my camera and everything was fine. I turned it off and then saw something else I wanted to take a photo of. I turned the camera back on and the lens cover did not fully open. It opens only a crack. I can push it all the way open with my fingers, but it does not stay open. The camera still functions normally, otherwise--zooming and even taking photos of a crack of light. I've turned it off and on several times but nothing helps. I was on a boat at the time on my off of an island in Thailand. What can I do to fix the problem?\015

Answers :

Hey how you doin.
\015\012I had the same problem during a trip around Australia, some bull dust built up around the lens area. The only thing I did to rectify the problem was to blow it out with a tyre inflator at a road house when I stopped for petrol. No problem since then.
\015\012You may have some fine sand wedged in the cover area aswel.
\015\012Good luck 'R'
I also had this problem, and it was also fixed with a Q-tip. the reason i had the problem is the flaps worked their way intot eh wrong order, like a fan that won't close until all the fans are in the right order.
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