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When using the zoom button the cam stops working

I bought the Lumix DMC-FX50 2 weeks ago and it was functioning properly till yesterday, now the problem is that every time I try to zoom in or out the cam stops working and the LCD screen becomes black with a message displayed on it says "PLEASE TURN CAMERA OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN" so I turned it off and on many times and I removed the battery for more than 4 hrs but the problem still persists. Please note that when I use the same zooming button to enlarge the saved pictures and it is working, but if I use it to zoom before taking the shot the whole cam freez. Now I'm taking pictures without zooming otherwise it will stop. Can anyone help solve this problem?

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  • solotango Aug 21, 2007

    Actually the warranty is not valid in my country as I bought it from abroad, so instead of sending it back with a friend to the dealler I bought it from and get it fixed and then being sent to me back. I thought it might be a matter of a software problem and I can get a solution from some experts from your site.

  • solotango Aug 22, 2007

    I bought from Dubai- U.A.E,
    now I'm in Cairo - Egypt



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This suggests the zoom motor has failed. As you only purchased it 2 weeks ago - it should be replaced under warranty

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    john ash Aug 21, 2007

    You do not list your location or that fact that you purchased it from some other place
    So I cannot comment on that except to say this is a firmware problem and not user fixable.

  • john ash
    john ash Aug 22, 2007

    Well I would suggest it has to go back through the supplier chain for replacement from the importer/Manufacturer's- Somehow



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