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

The lens protector is sticking and won't open and close properly


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You've probably got a bit of grit stuck in the mechanism. You can buy puffer brushes from photo-shops. Its a fiddly job but i'd suggest teasing at the mechanism with one of these puffing/brushing until its free.
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The lens protector is sticking and won't open and close properly


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