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Camera seems to ignore all buttons

Recently my FZ5 has begun to ignore all inputs from buttons. When I turn it on, I am able to operate in whatever mode it is in once. So I can take 1 picture, or one video. So I guess you could say I am able to hit the "take a picture" button once. Once I take the picture or video, I must turn the camera off and back on again to take another picture or video. I disassembled the camera, removed the tiny battery that keeps the settings, and waited over night. I reassembled the camera and it still only allows me to take one picture. Now it also says I need to set the clock.

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  • S Cyber Sep 20, 2007

    I forgot to mention that I am unable to zoom or anything. When I turn it on, the only button that seems to do anything is the "take a picture" button.

  • panacamera Feb 03, 2008

    Has anybody worked out a solution. I have the same exact problem.

  • skergs Feb 22, 2008

    I have same problem. Also, the display doesn't show when taking the one picture. If you turn it on in review mode, it show the last picture,but again ignores all other button. You must turn it on an off again.

  • chrissb Jun 24, 2008

    Ahhhh; me too! 2 cameras and a dvd player have gone bung this month?!

    No answers to DMC FZ5 problem then?!


  • timojaak Sep 11, 2008

    My FZ5 was working great. Then I took it on a canoe ride. I put it in a ziplock bag, but later I noticed some water inside the bag anyway. After that, the camera doesn't work anymore, I have the same problem as S Cyber. When I turn it on, nothing works but I can press the picture taking button once and it will take a picture; after that, nothing works. I can turn it off and on again, and take another picture. I can't change settings (P, A, video, review, etc.) but if I turn it on in another setting, it recognizes the setting.

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem but I saw that after disconnecting and reconnecting the battery after about 5 minutes, the camera work again for a while..

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same problem as everyone, one picture then nothing, I took it back to the camera shop and they said I should throw it in the trash!!!! It is only 2 years old.



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I don't know why... but when I opened the camera by removing its screws, it works again!

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I have the exact same problem. I purchased a new battery, but still have the same issue. Any ideas?

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