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

The camera says please turn camera off and then on again every time i turn it on I dropped my camera and now when I turn it on the lens goes back and forth and the display reads "Please turn camera off and then on again"


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\015\012I too have the sam problem but was able to solve it. I called the 1-800-number and was told that this is a very common issue or this camera. They told me to tap the lens when it was extended on a cloth or towel so not to damage it. The point was that there is often a piece of dirt or sand preventing the lens from retracting properly. Guess what, a single grain of sand came out when I tapped the lens and the camera worked perfectly ever since. I looked in the camera case since I keep the camera in it all the time and there were a few grains of sand that had somehow gotten into the lens!
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\015\012I hope this can help someone else out.
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\015\012Thanks.
I had the same problem after I dropped my camera on an escalator when I was in Paris. I was forced to buy a cheap Nikon to finish my vacation. When I got home I tried a repair I read about on the internet.

I used a vacuum cleaner attached to the the lens assembly and pulled it out by force while turning the camera on! First I used a weak vacuum and had no luck. Later, I used my sister's Dyson and was able to get the lens to extend after a few tries. Finally, after about five minutes of trying and failing, it extended and stayed extended. I photographed the vacuum cleaner!

Once extended, I manually bent the lens shaft very slightly towards the middle to help realign it. My TZ3 now opens and closes properly and it takes great pictures as before! I am planning on working harder to keep the lens assembly clean in the future and I think I will apply a very light lubricating film on the metal parts that rub together.
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