How to clean the lens zoom mechanism
My camera is a DMC-FZ38., which looks the same as the FZ35.
After not using it for a while, when I switched it on I got System Error (Zoom). I found advice here to bash the sides of the camera gently while switching it on, and after several attempts, the zoom lens started working normally.
However, this suggests there may be dust in the mechanism, so if I just ignore it, I’m likely to burn out the wires to the stepper motor.
How should I go about cleaning the mechanism?