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Camera turns on but it tells me to turn off nad back on again

When I turn on the camera, the lens comes out and then stops moving then on the screen it says to turn camera off nad turn back on. I have installed 2 brand new sets of batteries and it still does the same thing.The repair people want to charge me just about what it would cost to get a new one.

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem only had the camera for six months. When I turn it on it states turn camera off and back on. Please help

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. It started when I took my memory card out. As soon as I turned my camera on, it quit working right. My shutter won't even open.

  • pinecone_001 Jan 17, 2009

    When I turn my camera on the lens won't come out and the shutter won't open. I sounds like it wants too. Message comes up turn camera off and turn on. I do this and it repeats itself. The camera in not even a month old. Received it aas a Xmas gift.

  • KajunKev Feb 21, 2009

    This is the second Panasonic camera that I've owned in three years and this happened. My current camera is just over a year old (Christmas 2007). I don't want to have to buy a new camera every time I renew my car license tags. It is what I feel like I am doing and it is insane. I'm changing brands. I have searched the internet and everyone says the same thing about their Panasonic. It costs more to fix than a new one. It's a shame because I thought Panasonic was dependable. My friend says his 3 year old Nikon (spellcheck?) lasted through hell and works great. I think I'm having to change my loyalty.



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There is no long term fix for this problem, you can however reset the camera, remove the batteries and leave out for 48-72 hours then replace batteries, this should work for a few days, but in order to fix it you'll need to send it off, but like you stated, you can buy a new camera for the same price.

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firts resolve the lens issue
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3.- Gently Push the lens
4.- Gently PULL the lens while you turn ON the camera

Check if the lens go in and out. If the lens don`t move try again step 2 to 4

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Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.

1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.

Hope this may help;



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