Question about Panasonic Cameras
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
SOURCE: memory card is protected
my memory card had the same problem. it has a tiny switch on the left side(its gray) move it up. it worked for me now mine is fine and when ya flick it back down it locks again so thats the problem just flick the switch back.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
SOURCE: Pink images from digital camera
The problem with your camera is one of few things it is ether the CCD most likely mainboard ummmmm maybe or the lens douthfull repairs on this issue can run 65.00 and up.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
The nylon ratching cable that moves the lens on cameras will sometines slip a notch and cause the camera not to be able to focus properly. The camera detects this condition.
In addition, if there is an obstruction internally or externally, not allowing the camera to be able to fully extend the lens, this will cause a camera error.
You could try a little graphite lub on the lens itself while extended, and coax is with slight manual pressure. I would not recommend an oil base lub like WD40. It may work in the short term, but will collect dust and cause more problems in the future. A small plastic puff tube of graphite, dry carbon, is available from any hardware stores and some walmarts. It will lub like crazy, but is a dry powder and dust won't stick to it.
Once your lens is working, wipe off the lens barrel with a dust collecting cloth to remove any excess graphite. It is BLACK and you don't want it near the lens surface. Don't clean lense surface unless it shows it is necessary.
If this doesn't work, sell your camera to a repairman on an ebay auction and buy another used, refurb, or new one on ebay. Good prices, even on the newer TZ5.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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