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Optical zoom and flash not working on Panasonic DMC-FZ7

I bought this camera used. The lens will physically move when I turn the camera on or off, but the zoom lever won't move it. Also, I can't get the flash to fire. Please help.
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None of what you describe sounds good. Any chance you can get your money back?

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