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

My camera was dropped and now the lense is stuck out and the camera will not operate at all. what is the problem and how do i fix it

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You may need a new camera
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My camera was dropped and now the lense is stuck out and the camera will not operate at all. what is the problem and how do i fix it

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