Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera ?

Ring around the lense is bent and lens won't telescope open anymore

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Ring around the lense is bent and lens won't telescope open anymore

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Lens is stuck and wont move. on the screen it states "Turn the power off and on again" help pls? Was working just fine and then started with the lens not opening...I opened manuelly and now it wont't take pics...I can view them on disc BUT it just says "turn power on and off" on the screen. Help!!!

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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

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