stuck lens cover HZ35W WB650

Started Jun 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: stuck lens cover HZ35W WB650
In reply to thielges, Jun 5, 2012

Thanks for the responses. So far I've tried "washing" the mechanism by daubing on small quantities of water, open/close cycle, then drying off what remains. That got the cover to close reliably. It still sticks at about 70% open when opening though.

I recall that there was a blob of water soluble gunk on one of the lens cover leaves a while back which I had carefully wiped off. So my suspicion is that some of that gunk got into the mechanism before cleaning.

I wish I could just disassemble the outermost piece of the telescoping barrel. I'm sure a nice cleaning would do the trick but that is difficult to do from the outside. At worst case I'll just glue the lens cover shutter open but then I'll need another way to protect the lens when packed away.

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