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Panasonic DMC-TZ30...screen messag 'System error ( Zoom) consequently

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Panasonic DMC-TZ30...screen messag 'System error ( Zoom) consequently unable to use.
Have removed and changed battery ,which is fullly charged, and removed SD card.
What do I do next ?
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When you removed and put the battery back in, this error came up straight away correct?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Is the lens out or fully retracted Ron?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Fully retracted

ok, don't shoot the messenger please but it is the lens motor that winds it out and in that has failed.
The firmware can't control the engine and why it returns the error.
You might be able to get it going a little more longer with this trick. It works better if it was out, but take out the battery, then push a little on the rim of the lens and put the battery in and turn on.
It can get the motor to work a little longer (it will eventually fail again though). But let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

still no good, lens did not extend

Thanks Ron
It is the drive motor in the lens that has faulted. I was hoping to get some more life out of it for you, but if that did not work its gone sorry.
It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you if you return it. If the warranty has expired, I advise against getting it repaired. The reason is it means your camera is a bit old, and the repair covers a 1 month warranty, with a good change of additional problems on the camera (usually with the mainboard). I would advise on purchasing a replacement.
I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Will buy another camera, thanks for your advice.