The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a digital single-lens camera with a rotating screen, released on July 27, 2014 by Panasonic.

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My camera fell and does not retract completely.

My camera fell from 1.5 meters height on the floor. Now the lens would not retract completely and keep making loud clicking noises in the process. What can I do to fix it?

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dvl12 sound slike a lens error (possibly knocked out of alignment). How handy are you? There are plenty of very small parts that make up the lens assembly. A lot of times it is better to repalce the complete lens asembly since it can be a daunting task to find the proper part for a lens repair.

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I am not super handy and don't have too may tools. Just the basics. Also I am short on time. I guess, it is better to give to camera repair shop.

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dvl12, you can try this at your own discretion, you say the lens will not retract completely. Try giving the lens a helping hand/ give it a moderate push with the palm of hand when it is retracting. This may get it past the the point where gear is slipping and reset it in proper position. Place clean paper between lens and palm to prevent dust/smearing lens.

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I tried that in the very beginning and it helped. However, it continued to make noises when retracting back and forth. So I tried to give it a push again and I screwed it up completely. Now pushing does not help at all.

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dvl12, sorry to hear it did not work on your attempt, a lot of the time it does. I am afraid best to try a good camera shop, they can have a look, diagnose and estimate repair. Sometimes the shops will have used parts that can be used to replace defective ones to keep cost down.

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