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

Getting to the lens

\015 Thank you so much for the response. I was able to remove the cable and got all the way down to the lens. I cannot figure out how to get to the actual lens. There is sand in there. I took out all the screws, but now I'm not really sure how to get to it to clean it. Any suggestions? No big deal if you can't. I'm just about to buy a new one because I am so frusterated.\015

Answers :

I recently disassembled the lens mechanism entirely.
If you do,
1. remember every step so you can reverse the process. Videotape what you do and talk to the camera.
2. the telescope mechanism is a marvel, but a bit of a puzzle if you don't know the positioning and how to assemble it.
3. there is a VERY FRAGILE ribbon cable that goes into the lens to drive the image stabilizer lens. you cannot disconnect it like the other cables on the circuit boards. I broke it trying to reassemble. I don't know if it's possible to put things back in the proper sequence and keep from bending it so many times that it breaks. when it goes, the lens assembly is totally dead.
Well, frustration is something common in this cases, I don`t have the intention to give you more of this but try to be calm cuz it is always possible that the camera will still have problems even after fixing. That camera is not so expensive so think of that and try this out: the lens structure "cannon" is very delicate, a single flase maneuver and you will be out of the game. Place the parts over a soft material, like a soft clean rag or something like that to avoid falling/crashing problems. If you can identify that very very little motor that moves the lenses in and out, separe ir from the structure or just make sure that motor wont be forced while you work. You might not be able to take it out, in that case try moving the gears so they wont be moved.

the structure is sustained by just one or two metallic axis and then you only have a plastic structure tellescope style...
That structure usually stucks for dirt or problems in the structure, yours is obviously the sand... you dont need to disassemble the structure just try to find a little open space or slot and use an AIR SPRAY like "blowing plus" or some like that, you can surely buy it for about 10 dollars or less in a shop, even better if you can get to some sort of air compressor...

Just need to clean the sand by blowing the structure with clean air of some kind. If you insist too much with the lens structure you could brake it so I would not recommend it. It seems you are already tired so better to try cleaning with air, all the structure and the camera also, air wont give more problems.

best luck to you.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

When I turn on my Nikon D40 with the 18-55 mm lens set to autofocus I get an error message "Error. Turn Camera off and then on again." If I turn the lens switch to manual, I do not get the error. If I attache my 70-300 mm lens, I get the error regardless of the lens focus switch psition. I have just upgraded the firmware with no improvement.

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

My Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has a lens that is stuck in the extended position. I get a screen that says lens error, restart camera, but when I try to connect to the software, I get a screen on the computer telling me the computer cannot detect the camera. Battery is freshly charged, and I get the little yellow bird picture on the camera when I turn it on. It beeps about 4 times, and then turns off. Is there a safe way to get the lens to retract?

Don't play around with that lens, you can do more damage to the camera and focus with some of the stuff people tell you to try. Your camera just needs to be serviced and you'll be working great again. The shop that specializes in service for the powe ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

Lens conversion I often use a telephoto lens or another type of lens such as a panoramic. I cannot get my camera to switch back to normal lens usage. I do have the Conversion Lens: OFF in the menu option. In the screen though my camera still shows W========T there is no other. Any suggestions? Usaually there is a line between the W and the T to show zoom conversion. I cannot get that back.

Check the smart zoom precision zoom setting ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 Digital Camera

Won't Focus I have had my Canon Powershot SD1000 for about 9 months now. I have had problems with the lens error and it getting stuck but have always been able to get it to work eventually. I had another bout with the lens getting stuck, was able to get it unstuck but now it won't focus at all. Normally I press the shutter down half way to get it to focus on my subject, but now it simply won't focus. I'm wondering if maybe my settings are off, or if it's an internal problem. Any suggestions

You still have a bad lens the internal focus gear is out of alignment. or is offset. a repaired or new lens is required. Sorry :( ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Good Day. I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L16 camera onto a table. Since then when i switch the device on the lens goes out about a quarter and the goes back in and i get a lens error message. I noticed that when the lens goes out it bends to the right(looking from the top) and gets stuck by something. When i pull the lens a little to the left while switching it on everything works fine. A very small metal part came out of the camera. Any ideas? is it repairable?

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\01 ... Digital Cameras

Vivitar 5386 turning the camera on, i get a "lens error" sign, and then the lens will go back in (after being 1/4 of an inch out) and the camera will shut itself off, how do i fix the lens?? ive tried air into the lens, and different batteries, and i tried opening the caemra up, but i couldnt get off the last screw, so i dont know what to do

I suggest that you take your camera to a profesional camera shop, like Jessops, and see what they say. if they cannot fix it then just buy a new camera. ... Vivitar ViviCam 4345 Digital Camera

Lens Stuck Sony W55 outer lens got stuck since i accidentally dropped it on the floor,the lens is tilting to one side.I get access on screen when i turn it on...the lens tries to align itself but it fails...then i get the "turn the power off and on again" mesage and the process repeats...banging the camera didnt help!

If the lens is stuck out then you will find it is usually one of a few reasons.\015\012\015\0121. Check the batteries. (obvious I know).\015\0122. The camera has been dropped or knocked.\015\0123. The camera has grit or dirt i ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Lens error, restart the camera. How to retart. The zoom lens projected is not getting back again When the camera was on, the zoom lens cameout and got struct and not going inside. we get a instruction as ''lens error, re start the camera'' W e dont know how to restart and tried but failed. we need solution. We are unable to use the camera.

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 ... Digital Cameras

Lens Jam My G6 turned on accidentally in its case and the lens tried to extend but was forced to stop. Now, when I turn the camera on, the lens makes a ratcheting sound and gets halfway before stopping. It beeps and says "LENS" on the top LCD screen, before powering off. I've been quoted £160 just to have it looked at which is half the value of the camera! Does any one know how to open one of these up (safely) and what to do when you get inside to fix the problem?! Many thanks

Did u ever get this problem sorted, as I am having the same issue now. But mine just did it one day after turning it on ... Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

Camera was on, working fine. When powering off, telescoping lens did not retract so lens remained extended just a bit with lens cover open. Waited a few minutes, turned it back on and I get the "access" display message then the beeps and (turn power off and back on) message. While off, I have removed the battery, replacing it with a fully charged spare and it still does this. The lens tries to telescope a little bit and retracts a touch, but I can't get the camera out of this mode. Can it be res

Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wip ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Nikon coolpix 5000 zoom lens is stuck in extended position when battery died. replacing battery I now get error message: Remove lens cap. but the cap is off- I cant get the lens to retract.

... Digital Cameras

Lens error I have a Canon Powershoot SD1000 and it was working fine until one day the lens stopped retracting. Now it doesn't retract and I get a Lens Error, Restart Camera message. I looked at other websites to get help and tried some of the ways they suggest to fix it. Not sure if its working, because it still gives the same message and makes a noise sounding like its trying to retract then gives me the Canon welcome picture. I've only had this for a little over a year and would like it to be

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional. ... Canon IXUS V2 Digital Camera

When hitting power button on the lens will not open and extend out from the camera. I get a message on the screen that reads: Lens error restart camera. Does anybody know how to fix that and get the lens to open up?

Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Does anyone have instructions for getting at the lens mechanism? I totally understand the risks of doing this myself, but the cost of getting a shop to do this is nearly as much as a new camera! I am sure the problem is caused by sand. The lens at first just went in and out a few time, before the camera turned off. I vacuumed it, then slapped it against the side of my hand whilst turning it on - now it turns on properly with the lens out, but it wont focus - so you can only take blurry photo

I guess , lens got damaged; if that is the case you need to change the lens and its very complex process.You need it to get repaired from authorized shop. ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

I have a Minolta Maxxum 5D which I really like. I take a lot of pictures outside with my job. I have a telephoto lens and a regular lense as well. I switch lenses a good bit depending on the shot. Everything was working well until I now get a message that reads "no lens attached" when there is a lense on the camera. The weird thing is that I only get this message on my regular lense and my telephoto lens works fine. I even carried my camera by a local Minolta/Konic dealer and they were baff

It can occur if the contacts on the lens where they meet the contacts on the camera body need cleaning. Try a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D Body only Digital Camera

I just bought the camera rebel xsi 3 month ago ,my problem is when I take a picture I get an err 01 it said . communication between the camera and the lens is faulty clean the lens ,,but i clean it so many times its still get the same err...but when I twist the lens half way it work but the picture s not clear what I do ??? thank you

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\012\012\012\ ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Lens error I get a lens error, when power button pushed but get picture for a second or two before lens error

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\ ... Nikon COOLPIX S60 Digital Camera

Lens error i can't get the Lens to open when i turn it on, all it does is move a bit and then says Lens error... AND I'VE NEVER DROPPED IT!! i think it's jammed how do i get it unstuck with out paying for it???

Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera


Hello!Southern Photo Technical Service is a Authorized Service Center for CANON.\015\012The lens is damaged and must be replaced.We do service the camera model you mentioned and the standard cost to Clean, Lube, Repair and Adjust al ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

My lens won't go in and i'm getting error 22 when I view my pictures. If i try to take a picture I get lens error 12 and lens error 25. What does this mean?

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\ ... Sanyo VPC-E760 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon d300 and a Sigma 55-105 lens, I mount the lens, reset the lens menu on the Nikon and I still get a fEE error code. I do get to shoot only at the 5.6 setting but all other settings, the shutter is locked

... Nikon Digital Cameras


There is no DYI fix for your damaged lens, and attempting to repair it yourself will likely cause serious damage to the camera. Professional repair is needed to fix this problem. ... Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z9 Digital Camera

Om my display is the camera saying: lens error restart camera I put on my camera and now i cant get my lens get in and every time i set on the camera it is saying lens error restart camera. I have also loaded my battery. my mailadress

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I dropped my Nikon Coolpix L18. The lens does not come on and it gives lens error. the portion which covers the lens seems to be loos. I am in Africa and ready to try every thing to get it working to get some pics.

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. O ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

Telephoto lens I have added a telephoto lens to my pro 1. I have 2 lens adaptor tubes and a merkury 2x 58 mm lens. When I try to photograph at any distance the object is blurry, out of focus.I have tried only using optical zoom and it still won't focus properly.Every other aspect of the camera is great.Macro works great with the merkury wide angle macro lens & adaptor, it's just the tele lens. HELP, I can't get as close to the deer as I would like without the tele lens.

Hi, the adoptor tube are not compatible to the camera try to consult nearest lense seller they can recommend the exact adoptor lenses to your camera. ... Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2259 seconds