Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 Digital Camera

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Camara doesn't take pictures

When I turn the camara on in picture taking mode the camera lense opens fully, not focusing as it usually does. After about 5-10 seconds the message "please turn camera off and then on again" appears. I have done this several times, even have changed the batteries. The same thing occurs. Any advice appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    i am having to same problem.

  • babymomma Dec 21, 2007

    i have a panasonic lumix lz5 and the shutter wont open

  • trinascott Dec 28, 2007

    My camera began with occassionally telling me to turn off camera then turn on again. No problem, did this. About 3 uses later it turned on, lens opened up and then it gave the same message. This time tho I could turn it off but the lends would not go back in. Now I can do nothing at all with it. Any ideas? I've tried everything including returning to the oxyride batteries all with no luck.

  • alisonbr Sep 19, 2008

    I've taken apart my LZ7 to try to get at dirt in the lens, but I can't figure out how to disassemble the lens. I seem to have run out of screws! Any advice?

  • chibluesband Sep 26, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. The lens won't close and I get a "please turn camera off and then on again" message. Tried changing the batteries, using a different types of batteries, etc. and still no luck.

  • sobolobo Oct 12, 2008

    When i turn my camera on she dont let me do nothing - turn off and then on again camera this is the message.

  • tmorgan777 May 02, 2009

    power on--
    lens attempts to focus
    error message- turn camera off and on again.
    cycle repeats


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I dont see why the LZ5 camera camera cannot be repaired. We repair them all the time.If ou are having a problem with the lens, the most common cause is dirt in the lens mech. If that does not help, then it might be a main PCB fault. The lens driver sometimes needs to be resoldered or the venus ic could be faulty.It will have to be looked at by a professional tech.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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I talked to a Panasonic Rep. today about the same problem. She said to send camera in for a over-the-counter exchange. they do not fix this (DMC-LZ5) model camera. do you want mine for parts?

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