Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera
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
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
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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Nov 22, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera
Thanks for using FixYa. To start with try to blow compressed air around the lens cover so that if there is any dirt it cleans if off. You can also stick a thin strip of paper between the lens shutter and the outer support ring & move it in a way that it clears the debris that's stuck in there. If still the issue is not resolved then you'll have to replace the lens assembly & lens mechanism to fix this issue. It is recommended to be done by a professional. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
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