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

Panasonic DMC-TZ3 Stuck Lense & No Power

\015 The camera a few weeks ago started to suffer from a stuck lense. Now it will not power up. Sometimes a few hours later it can be started works for a few mins then gets stuck lense extended or will not power up again.\015\012I live abroad a real pain in the neck. your help apprecaited.\015

Answers :

You may be able to free up what is hanging lens by rapping the camera smartly against the heel of your hand, or on a harder surface covered you a cushion of two laps of bath towel. Do not rap the lens itself of course.

If this does not work, you can try puffing a small amount of graphite lube into the two shelled sections of an extended lens and get it to retract and extend a few time. If this works, wipe the extended lens down good with a dust attracting cloth. Graphite lub is used because it does not attract dust, making a friction problem even worse over time, like oil based lub do. Graphite lub is available at any HW store in a small plastic tube made to squeeze, expelling (puffing) a small amount of fine graphite onto a precise locations.

If none of this works, sell your camera to a repairman on an ebay auction, and replace it with a working used, refurb w/warranty, or new one from ebay. Prices are cheap because the TZ3 has been replaced with the newer TZ5, and millions of TZ3s, an awesome camera I own, were sold. .
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