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Experience:  25 Years CCTV, CATV, and SMATV setup and installation.
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My mom has a Panasonic Lumix camera (DMC-FH27) Her camera

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my mom has a Panasonic Lumix camera (DMC-FH27)
Her camera says System Error (focus). Is there a way to fix this problem??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I would look forward to assisting you with your issue today. Does the lens extend?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Does it stay extended until you turn the camera off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

How old is the camera please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 or 4 years. My mom bought it at Costco.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

How good is the battery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

If the camera hasn't been damaged in any way and the battery is okay, I would recommend you try blowing the lens barrel out with a can of compressed air. There my be some debris that is keeping it from cycling correctly. If that doesn't do it then there is little you can do yourself to repair it. I can recommend a service center, but it will probably cost more than a new camera would.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank you. We will try what you suggested!
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.