Question about Panasonic Cameras
Well, I was zooming in on my pictures one night, and it just stopped working, everytime I go to playback it won't work at all, none of the buttons work, it won't let me take any pictures and at the bottom of the screen it says something like "0.17 ft - a sideways 8" the has a rectangle with "EZ W and att the end of the rectangle it says T 1X" someone help?
The camera has a serious malfunction, it sounds like the control unit for the zoom has failed. this is camera shop time. no user fix. no reset.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Contact Panasonic - there is a widespread problem with CCDs in the last 3 or 4 years - keep pressing them for free repair as is your due with faulty goods, even outside the warranty period.
See the following link:-
Widespread CCD problems in consumer imaging productsCCD Sensor Problems in Consumer Imaging Products .... Given that the Leica DIGILUX 2 is a variant of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LC1 design, it isn't surprising ...
www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html - 51k - Cached - Similar pages
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
The innards of modern DSLRs are precise and fragile. You need to contact a reputable repair shop ASAP. In addition to fixing your camera, they will clean the interior properly, eliminating dust particles that find their way to the CCD. The cleaning is something you should have done from time to time anyway, so just bite the bullet and take it in!
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
Hmm, looks like the zoom rocker switch might be stuck. To get to the switch you'll need to partially strip the camera. This is a bit fiddly, but should be ok if you are comfortable with taking things apart. I repair cameras as a hobby and in my opinion lumix-es are by far the easiest to take apart and put together.
Remove the battery, unscrew all the screw holding the case making notes which screw goes where (they are not the same). Very carefully lift the back of the case to see two white ribbon cables going to LCD screen. Disconnect them. Once done, remove the front of the case. With both case panels removed pull off the top section (where the power, shutter/zoom buttons sit). This will require a bit of force. Once done, you'll need to undo the plastic cover, there should be a screw or plastic catches holding it onto the small logic board. A word of warning, there is a flash capacitor attached to the board (looks like an AAA battery). This can potentially electrocute you (won't kill you but is not very pleasant) , so try not to touch the tracks/connections on the board. Once you expose the top of the board you'll be able to see the zoom rocker switch (a little silver square thingy with a black bit sticking out). The black bit is the bit which is stuck. Try to move it (gently). It should stay in centre position. Well, that's it. Put the camera together and hopefully it's back to normal.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
You can also have a look at THIS link.
Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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