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Seems like a S/W issue...

My Lumix DMC-FX7 has recently become a doorstop. The lens remains extended/lens cover open when off. When the unit is turned on the lens will retract and cover then extend again. The LCD display works but nothing else functions (ie: buttons,levers etc...) within 45 seconds a message is displayed saying to turn the unit off then on again. Is there a way to "hard boot" this unit to check if it is a S/W issue? Or does this sound like a mechanical problem? Thanks, Damon

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Re: Seems like a S/W issue...

Thanks for the info. I actually sent this unit in to the repair depot. They didn't give any real analysis of the problem but it is working now. I guess it will remain a mystery to me.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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Re: Seems like a S/W issue...

This is a mechanic problem. The camera can't align the lents and proper focus them due to some sort of servomotors failure. Because of that, it tries to get a proper fix, but as it fails, it thinks that some object got the lents pushed or something like that and it askes you for a "reboot". You can't "hard boot" the camera, even a complete reset woun't help as this error is given by the camera's microcontroller circuitry (some sort of camera processor). The only fix can by given by an autorised service center. Even they may find out that you need the whole lens mechanism changed.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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