Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 Digital Camera
I had the very same problem develop after I found my 2 yr old with our camera. Black pictures... but could review all past pictures - so I knew it was not the display. All other functions were normal.
I search these forums and found others with Lumix cameras that had the same problem. It was a loose ribbon cable to the CCD. There are 7 screws to the camera case - once those are out - you are able to take the back of the camera off. At the bottom - near the battery compartment is a half inch ribbon cable. When I investigated - the black retaining clip was in the up position. So apparently - a good drop from my 2yr old caused it to come loose. I nudged the ribbon back into position and pushed the retaining clip down. It does not appear to lock well... so I cut a tiny 1/8 inch by 1/2 inch piece of electrical tape and placed it over the whole retaining clip. Put the screws back in, then batteries and powered up. Able to take pictures again.
Hope this helps - It took me all oof 10 minutes to complete and worth the investigation if it solves your problem. I love this camera and has been my favorite yet.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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