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

The lens cover on my Lumix TZ7 will not open correctly


\015 The lens springs fully closed when powered down but on power up it will only flop open when shaken or if pushed open with fingers. the lens functions normally & lacks pictures fine but upper lens cover will flop partially closed.\015

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