Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Digital Camera ?

My camera was in great working order until just recently I let someone borrow it. Now, the lens won't close, and it is unable to focus. Every time I turn it on, it asks me to turn it off and back on again, but even when I do, it doesn't work. It never focuses, and the lens never closes. Help!


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The lens goes in and out by a series of small cogs driven by a small motor. It sounds like (this is actually quite common) your friend has either tried to force the lens in by squeezing or it has come on in a trouser pocket etc, the motor has been trying to push the lens out but failed due to lack of space.
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\015\012This means the cogs are now not aligned properly. It is tempting to use force either by pulling or pushing to get it sorted but this may cause further damage
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\015\012A repair shop can take it apart and reset the motor v lens location, this is usually quite a straight forward excercise and should not cost much
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\015\012Pass the bill to you friend!!!
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\015\012Best regards
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\015\012Lloyd
Hello,
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\015\012Have had several people say the fix to this problem is to gently force the lens closed, or give it a deliberate whack...not on a hard surface - use your knee or a mouse pad.
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\015\012However if the camera is still under warranty, have it sent in for service...better to be out the shipping cost and have a working camera.
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\015\012While researching your problem I ran across this link:
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\015\012http://www.amazon.com/Beware-renders-camera-unusable-unlucky/forum/Fx13IQOBRKRPR2Y/Tx1P76RVI1NKKPX/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B001G5ZTPY
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\015\012HTH,
\015\012Mike...
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