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My Lumix screen goes black

My screen goes black but its not the powersave because i know what that is and its not that. when its black, u can see whats on the screen but not clearly at all, its like the screen bulb has broken? i dont know, but is that the case?

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  • Loosy80 Nov 14, 2007

    I have the same problem with my FX9. It started doing it about a week after my warranty expired. I am currently waiting for a quote from the place I bought it from but I have a feeling it will be more expensive than buying a new camera. Is it just a bulb that needs replacing or a wire reconnecting as the camera itself still takes pictures so it seems a waste to replace it, but its just difficult to see what you are taking a picture of or view the photos you have taken.

  • hackerhanks Nov 15, 2007

    The display is dark, but under a bright light you can see all the information and go through the various functions. The camera is nearly 2 years old.

    I just received a quote to fix the problem and it was $320. This included replacing the screen and a bit of a service. They indicated that the screen is malfunctioning due to the screen be pressed upon at some time. I was hoping it would be only backing light.



    Have not decide to git it fixed yet.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    I have the same problem with mine. We have had it for approximately 18 months. Doesn't sound worth fixing if its going to cost $300+ dollars.

  • guzikov2003 Jun 21, 2008

    I have the same Problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with my screen.Its like the backlight is not working.There are lcd screens on ebay but its difficult to know whether or not this will solve the problem.Has anyone replaced the screen and if so does it work???

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have the very same problem after leaving the camera in a drawer for 1 year or so...

  • USER01234 May 13, 2009

    LCD screen has gone black. I was able to get the screen to light up again by applying pressure to the camera while taking a picture, but now it has gone black permanently.

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I had the same problem. The flex cable for backlight was broken. I take out the backlight LED module. There have one resister along with 4 LED. I soldered two wires (AWG 30) onto two sides of resistor. Just follow the trace of flex cable and then solder the wires to the pins of connector directly. Although there have 4 wire on the backlight cable, it only need two to work. In order to avoid any finger print and dust fall on to the LCD, it would better wear a hat and plastic glove during this operation.  

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I just got this problem yesterday, and I couldn't find any solutions. Out of frustration, I smacked the side of my camera (not the side with the usb port, but the other side), and the light just came back all of a sudden. Probably not the best way to fix something, and maybe it was just luck, but it's worth a shot.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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    Bob Saget Jul 27, 2007

    Okay, forget that last solution. My screen goes black quite often now, but it usually comes back when I push against the battery lock. I'm guessing the battery doesn't react properly, and therefore doesn't turn the lcd light on. Maybe a new battery will help?

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Have the same problem, smacked the camera on the side a few times and the screen lights up again. yay for now, but I guess it's time to start shop around for a new one.

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I have the same problem with my FX9. I bought a replacement LCD screen from ebay and changed it myself. Still has the same problem after I changed it. Then I thought it was the backlight not working, so, I email the ebay guy who sold me the LCD screen to see if he has a replacement for the backlight. He asked me to send him the camera. He locates in Chicago. I send it in, he found the problem with the backlight. He fixed it for $25 and sends the camera back to me, all within five days. So, you all should try this guy: RongJuan Xie <hu221221@gmail.com>.

Posted on May 05, 2009

Stupid camara sux balls i had these problem and i smak the side off it and press the battery lock but screen has no light fuking panasonic they can suk my balls pice off **** camera

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

I took mine to JESSOPS camera shop and they told me it would have to go to panasonic to repair it and will cost £244.90 but i could buy a new one from them for £130 so i suppose it makes it a very expensive throw away camera its a comman fault but they wont repair unless under warranty so i suggest extended warranty

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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This is so weird. I was having the exact same problem. And pushing the battery cover lock worked for me as well, although for how long, I have no idea. I HATE this camera. I've had Canon and Fujis before this and neither had the extreme delay between pressing the button and the photo actually being taken. I was actually looking forward to getting rid of it because the screen is kaput but since I can't really afford a new camera, I'm stuck with it for the time being. There goes that new Canon I'd hoped to get...

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

  • gbtbag Oct 05, 2007

    This is so weird. I was having the exact same problem. And pushing the battery cover lock worked for me as well, although for how long, I have no idea.

    I HATE this camera. I've had Canon and Fujis before this and neither had the extreme delay between pressing the button and the photo actually being taken. I was actually looking forward to getting rid of it because the screen is kaput but since I can't really afford a new camera, I'm stuck with it for the time being.

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