Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera
My shutter button has lost its pressure, i.e I can press it down to take picture, theres no sponge under button, if you know what I mean. Can I repair this myself and how! Help any advice, its too expensive to repair privately and cost nearly as much as the camera, ridiculous! Also would this effect my flash? it comes up fine but at the same time as button went , my flash stopped working? thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Panasonic TZ1 flash problems!!
Panasonic knows about this and can fix it. It involves replacing a circuit board. I sent them my camera (Elk Grove Village, IL repair facility) at the beginning of Dec with a letter giving six web sites reporting the problem and asking them to fix it free of charge. I don't think the camera was on warranty, but I received it back, fixed, and with no charge, in about a week. Panasonic really came through on this and there is clearly no fix other than this one... except to stop trying to take flash pictures.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
let me explain to you guys, these cameras are slim line cameras and if dropped or mishandled it is going to give problems. you cant blame the camera if you are not handling it corectly.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
My camera got dropped into the dirt. The dirt grains are detrimental to the plastic mechanics of the lens system, they imbed themselves into the plastic and become like sand paper. I took my whole camera apart - something that I would not recommend but I was desparate. I don't think I can save my camera, it needs a new optics.
If the shutter has problems it is most likely that the thin aluminum casing at the front of the lens got bent and you may be able to bend it back with a thin screw driver, that you can manage to insert between the plastic casing of the shutter and the aluminum cover. Just where the aluminum casing ends at the front of the lens. But be careful, you may otherwise damage the aluminum and the looks of your camera. If you got dirt in there, you may want to manually (carefully) open the shutter when the camera is shut off, let it close, etc. while blowing air between the gaps of the shutter blades. You can buy a 'Cleaning Duster' spray bottle from Office Depot and use that. But be carefull to hold the bottle straight, don't tilt it or the liquid content will spray over your lens and you have to clean the oily residue with a solution of soap and water (I had to) and wet a paper tissue (use a Kleenex that is not impregnated with a lotion, on the back of the box it will tell you 'Not recommended for cleanig eyeglasses'.
Hope that helps.
If that doesn't work, then you may have to send the camera in for repair.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. This procedure might work. If you can't get into the menu because of malfunctioning buttons, try a manual reset...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...insert the card first and then the battery...turn it on.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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