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    Unhappy AH I Dropped my Lumix on the floor

    Yes.. its goness...

    It refuses to close on me after I on it. then at the "shooting mode" it doesnt shoot, it says "pls turn off, then on again" but when I off the camera, the lens part doesnt "go back in".

    Anyone gt any similar experience?? What can I do now?

    If Repair right... I heard from my cousin its gonna be expersive cos mine's over warranty...

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    From my experience of dropping Canon A540, though mine wasn't a hard drop..

    What I did was try to fit everything back together - the casing split open a little. =D It was doing what you mention above initially; maybe you could keep trying and give the lens retraction a little aid. Not too much force though, I guess. After I did that it worked fine already.

    Nothing much you can do if some parts were severely damaged, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    What I did was try to fit everything back together - Not too much force though, I guess. After I did that it worked fine already.
    Oh no.. u know i treid the turn the lens part anti-clockwise or clockwise... then there was this ultra loud "tuck tuck tuck tuck"..
    gt a feeling its a byebye for me.. Just hope the repair is not too exp, else I will change to a sony? Cybershot??

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    Lumix which model? my teacher once drop her's and sounds similar to your's.... u would hav to send it to pamasonic and get advise from them.... open the case at your own risk since it is not under warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    Lumix which model?
    open it up? howhow? just pull the lens out? cos there's no screw ard it

    oh lumix fx7. My baby for so long. Feel like crying now, all my fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielmermaid View Post
    open it up? howhow? just pull the lens out? cos there's no screw ard it

    oh lumix fx7. My baby for so long. Feel like crying now, all my fault
    fx7??? me also hav fx8.... i believe it is similar... if u really want to open, there is a screw at the side...... better not try if u gonna send it to pana

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    Don't turn or pull the lens,

    try to gently push it into the body while switching off (don't use force).

    If it doesn't work then sending it back is the best solution, as I think the zoom motor gears might have misaligned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayalan86 View Post
    Don't turn or pull the lens,

    try to gently push it into the body while switching off (don't use force).

    If it doesn't work then sending it back is the best solution, as I think the zoom motor gears might have misaligned.
    Thanks alan! I tried to push, still the tek tek tek sound, n its soo loud. so scary..
    guess thats the end of my lumix. died-ed on my slippery naughty no good hands hahaha

    Hope the guys at panasonic repair dont charge me too high

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    Well, there are good deals in the marketplace section on Sony H, Canon S and other Panasonic cams.

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    If its too expensive to repair then just sell it off for parts on ebay or elsewhere.

    Just wanted to ask, did the camera fall on its lens 1st or body 1st?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayalan86 View Post
    If its too expensive to repair then just sell it off for parts on ebay or elsewhere.

    Just wanted to ask, did the camera fall on its lens 1st or body 1st?
    i thinhk on body. I just sent in. the aunty say estimated $60! YIPEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielmermaid View Post
    i thinhk on body. I just sent in. the aunty say estimated $60! YIPEE
    They haven't checked for internal damage yet... Don't be too happy.

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    send to Panasonic.. get professional help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    They haven't checked for internal damage yet... Don't be too happy.
    u evil man~!! haha *hoping now* . the aunty said she will call me soon.

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    Same thing happen to me on my old LX1. sent it back to pana even thou my warranty had expired. Total damaged was just SGD 30. They even clean up the whole internal parts from dust.

    Cheers

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    awesome to know that their after sales service is so good. how about service when the receipt cannot be found?

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    Receipt ? Just talk to the counter girls nicely I am sure they will be be-witched by you.

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    I am not so handsome leh... haha.... hopefully they will let me service it. my fz30 is still under warranty period

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