Question about Panasonic DMC-FX07 Digital Camera
I can turn the camera on only to receive a message that states "please turn camera off and then on again" Lens will retract when turned on only to zoom out again and when turning off remains extended. Camera is useless - IT is approx 3 yrs old and has never been dropped. It appears from reading the other problems that this a faulty mechanizm of this particular camera. I would think a recall should have taken place and some type of compensation provided for all of us that are experiencing this problem. Any suggestions on solving the issue. I have even purchased a new battery with no better luck. Please advise the estimated cost if this is even repairable.
It sounds like you will have to have the camera repaired. You don't necessarily need to drop it, as they can malfunction on their own. Before having the device serviced, try checking out the user manual for more explanation on this issue:
Panasonic DMC FX07 manual
Posted on Jan 18, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This recently happened to me and I too got a hefty quote from the company since mine was no longer under warranty. I figured since it was trash anyways, I might as well take it apart and see if I could figure out what was broken. After removing all of the screws and removing the top pin strip from the board (there is a piece of tape on it) and flipping the lens part away from the board, I was able to remove the small gear compartment on the side of the lens housing (held on by one small screw) and the 3 screws on the back of the lens and carefully flip out the digital camera part and push the lens back into it's original closed position. I then carefully reinserted the digital part back into the lens making sure everything was nice and flush and closed it back up. Works like new :D However, if you're nervous about digital machines, I wouldn't reccomend doing this. Luckily for me when my camera fell it simply knocked the digital lens out from the housing and it didn't pop back in right afterwards, causing the lens to not be able to turn completely like it should. If yours is damaged more than this, it may not be such an easy fix. And the camera is difficult to handle as it is connected by those pin strips everywhere. It made me nervous to handle it as I probably could have made it worse, but, I had nothing to lose. Hope this helps out the next person.
Posted on Aug 20, 2007
SOURCE: Panasonic Lumix camera, DMC FS5
I had same problem. I just got the camera working again. Not sure how it exactly happened but while I had it on and it was zooming in and out, I changed the mode and tried to take a pic. It would ask me to turn off and on again which I would do quickly and change the mode to something else like "portrait" or "landscape", etc. and try to take a pic. After a few times it stopped and focused on something. So not very scientific but doing that must have kicked it in the head or something.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
SOURCE: camera focus error
there is a small logic circuit that controls the motor that retracts the lens and a sensor that tells it the lens is retracted, it is a lens position sensor, one of these two components is most likely defective, the thing is there are no consumer service info provided by panasonic, they will not sell you parts either, the camera is a mystery to take apart and repair without the tech manual which u can't get, so u see the delima here, u must either have this camera fixed by a panasonic repair station or see if it qualifies for a upgrade exchange program for a newer model.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
You are experiencing a media miscommunication. This due to low or incorrect amount of voltage to the cameras coding circuits.Take a Q-Tip "dampened" with rubbing alcohol and clean inside the battery compartment well. Do the battery contacts and the charger the same way. You should be all set after this. Dana
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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