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Message - "Please turn off camera and turn on again"

I recently (May 2006) bought Panasonic DMC TZ1 from Beach Camera. When i turn on the camera in the macro mode, normal picture mode,simple mode or in scenery1 and scenry2 mode, after 17 seconds the screen shows a message that says "Please turn off camera and turn on again", and then just hangs up. This message does not appear if the camera is in movie mode and functions normally. Please tell how I can solve this issue. I am currently travelling and had bought this camera with great hopes for this trip. Please reply soon.

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  • sashawilby Nov 26, 2007

    i have the dmc-fx01 and the camera displays turn the camera off and on again i am unable to use the camera at all

  • SamuraiZ Mar 11, 2008

    I had the lumix DMC TZ1 for about an year now... I went for a trip, and after taking few shots, the camera displays the message "please turn off camera and turn on again" . when i do so, the camera simply zooms out to the max, and stays stuck for a few seconds, and then displays the same message again... I tried cleaning the lens... but that didnt work out... help please...



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If you need parts you can get good used parts from a guy in South Carolina. I got a used LCD for $49.00 plus shipping and it works great. I think his email is

Posted on Mar 12, 2008


Take out the memori card for istage!

Posted on Sep 01, 2007


No seriously im fixing to buy one at ebay with same problem came here and signed on as a tech since i have electronic and computer degrees and been fixing things since 1974. first u do need very small tools to get into the cameras.. try to find some small phillips and straight screw drivers. just try to get the back cover off. next as somebody mention look for that orange thin ribbon cable and wiggle it slightly and see if it falls out of its put it back in u need to study the socket it has a latch that flips up or pulls this gently with a small staight driver. insert the rippon as far down as u can get it and close the latch it the rippon should be firm now...if u cant find a ribbon loose ..u might have to loose the lcd screen completely and look for loose ribbons or cables unpluged ..also look through a pair of reading glasses at the circuit board for cracks. then if nothing take the whole main board out enough to look over the other side with bright light too. if you find a crack most likely its toast..unless your good at pt-pt wiring. also before u start shake the camera and listen for loose bits. and note anything u find loose inside if lucky its just a piece of plastic ..unlucky would be a surface mount component. if its out warrenty and u dont want to slam dunk it ...sell it on ebay broken and alot buyers like me bid on it. good luck CrazyLarry

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

Take it a basketball court and try a slam dunk it ...that should break it all apart so u dont need any tools at all then try putting it back together with just your fingers and crazy glue. If still shows the error message attach it to the side of the space shuttle on its next orbit. hope Ive been some help CrazyLarry

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I've dropped the TZ1 before and sent it in once for under-warranty repair. After a few months of use, the TZ1 could not power on again. So I decided to dismantle it myself and removed the case. I realised that one of the orange cables inside was torn. I'm no technician so I just used some sticky tape to ensure the orange wire contact points fitted well. And then when I reassembled and switched it back on, I got your problem - works fine in review mode but not in any of the shooting modes. I realise that the camera says this because of something to do with the lens' Am going to reopen up and take a look again. I'm sure by now you'd have found a replacement camera (or are you eyeing the latest model TZ3 for this summer?) Still this TZ1 has served me well, especially at concerts/sports stadiums with its zoom. It be a pity to just let it go without putting up a fight!

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If I were you I would get in touch with panasonic to make sure that the warranty will cover this fault, and get a throw away camera, or a cheap old fashioned one from a second hand store, so that I have something to take pictures with in the meantime. The only things you can do yourself is try to reset the camera - through the menu and also my taking out the batteries for a few minutes and replacing them. It's very strange that it happenes in every mode but video mode. If you try zooming in video mode, do you get the message again? If so it could be an obstruction to the lens, or that the lens has been obstructed and the camera got stuck on this error. If not, then it could be a problem with the card or camera processor, not able to store or process large stills. If you come across a camera shop in your travels, ask to test your camera with a good quality memory card. Maybe that's where your problem is. Another thing I would try is lowering the resolution gradually in the still images settings, try to see if there's a limit after which the problem is solved. Maybe on lower resolution it will work. but don't forget to get your camera fixed within the warranty period. Good luck, and have a good trip!

Posted on Jun 04, 2006

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