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Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 Vertical Lines

Two year old TMZ TZ3 shows fine vertical bluish and reddish lines all across LCD. These are also present after downloading to view remotely. After some ineffective troubleshooting Panasonic customer support agreed it was most likely CCD issue, would exchange for $180 plus shipping. This makes Lumix similar to the old throw away cardboard Kodaks. My solution is to gift it to 7-year old grandkid as a toy and buy something better. Any other ideas? Does anybody repair these at reasonable cost? Thanks, Bob G

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SOURCE: bluish colour with Lumix TZ3

I found 2 different Lumix TZ3 cameras.
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PNAEndecaSearchCmd?N=779832097+250033510&Ne=&Ns=&Nr=12001&No=0&Ntt=tz3&Ntk=SupportSearch&URL=vSupportSearch&cmTag=false&cm_sp=&cn=&catalogId=13401&storeId=15001

In the manual, I couldn't find a reference to a bluish color.

In FAQ's, I found the following:
What is “Intelligent Auto Mode” (or IA Mode)?
“IA mode” automatically activates MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure, and Quick Auto Focus to match your subject and shooting situation. IA Mode is a great mode for beginning photographers
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http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vSupportHowToGuideDetail?storeId=15001&idval=UCM_STG_CNT_032308&catname=Lumix+Digital+Cameras&title=How to Take Better Photos

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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SOURCE: I dropped my Lumix DSC ZS3 and now there are

november 23 2010

i dropped my panasonic dmc-zs3 and now there are vertical lines on the view finder. also, these lines appear after taking a photo or video.

can this be repaired?

cost?

thank you in advance ;-(

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30 - LCD white screen.

Firstly, use the following information at your own risk, I am simply providing my own findings for informational purposes. It may or may not be the solution to your problem. If you want a professional opinion, go to a camera repair specialist...

I have had the exact same problem. The screen on my Panasonic DMC-FZ30 started to go white with lines through it in certain positions, and then in all positions. Finally it went black.

I took my camera apart to try and find the source of the issue with my screen (by the way if you want to take your dmc-fz30 apart, there is a fantastic service manual download for free at: http://www.nemodus.info/fz30/docs/DMC-FZ30_DSC0508016CE_v1.pdf or if that does not work try http://elektrotanya.com/panasonic_dmc-fz30.pdf/download.html ).

I believe the issue stems from the contacts of the rotating screen. I would hazard a guess that somewhere along the flexi-cable there is some wear which has caused this to occur...
I have not yet solved the problem, however I do have two potential solutions.

1. I found a site where you can buy a replacement flexi-cable for the camera. The site is (http://g-plushk.com/product_info.php?cPath=53_56&products_id=653). The cable costs approx $12 (not sure which currency, it doesn't say).
The issue with this solution, after taking apart my camera, I could find no way to remove the cable completely from the swivel joint at the base of the screen. So you would probably have to buy the part and take it to a professional. (probably check first whether it is even possible to replace, I assume it is, as they sell the part...just my guess).

2. The second solution (easier in my opinion, but a bit more expensive I'm guessing). You can buy a replacement screen for the camera. Contact Panasonic for your closest spare parts distributor. I do not know the price for a replacement screen, but I would estimate that it is between $30 to $50 AUD. I would then install the part myself as it is fairly easy if you follow the service manual. However if you would prefer not to do it yourself, I would seek the help of a camera specialist to replace it...

By the way, just to put a repair in perspective. You can PROBABLY (not definitely) buy a second hand 'Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30' for somewhere between $80 to $120 AUD...

Hope that helps

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Hi,
That is a classic symptom of the image sensor going bad... the image sensor is what collects the image and turns it into an electronic "picture" when they go bad the first thing is usually lines in the picture...

Click here to see how they work..

If your camera is under warranty you can get it repaired under the warranty... if not then it will probably cost more to repair it then it is worth..

heatman101

Posted on Sep 07, 2011

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In FAQ's, I found the following:
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thank you in advance ;-(

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