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Hello, i did get also same message and lens did stay out. did put camera in play back mode and in menu did reset everything. now it works again. maybe i was lucky, maybe this is ,,the"solution.
\015\012Jack
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera mesaage says turn camera off and on tis has no impact also the lens will not retract


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When I power up the camera the lens opens and immediately retracts and the camera shuts off. I've attempted to push every button while turning on the camera to no avail. I also held onto the lens when it opened. Though the lens remained extended, the camera powered off. When I turned it back on the lens retracted and the camera powered off.


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A345 lens often does not open when power button is pressed. By pressing the power button the 2nd time, then pressing it the 3rd time, the camera seems to work normally. This is with used or fresh alkaline batteries. Shometimes the camera makes a short buzzing sound when the lens retracts. Have also had problems with the zoom lens not operating consistently.


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I dropped my camera and the camera says it has a lens error. The lens will also not retract back into the camera.


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When turning off the camera, the lens does not retract. I also get an error message "SYSTEM ERROR (ZOOM)" and another one "PLEASE TURN THE CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON". Once the camera is turned on, I can hear the lens mechanism working, but obviously failing.


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I have a GE 1455 camera that's less 10 months old and hardly used. The screen keeps saying there's a lens obstruction and to turn off and restart the camera. That doesn't fix the problem. The lens also will not retract. I saw on the help site that others have had this problem; unfortunately, it's classified as an "unsolved problem." I hope you can help.


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Zoom error The lens extends to maximum and motor keeps running when camera switched on, then lens retracts to about an inch then the screen says Zoom Error, also the zoom control doesn't work then. and there is no picture. Pictures already stored in camera can still be seen. But it seems there is something wrong with the zoom setting.


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