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Error message This 6yr old camera repeatedly gives me "Please turn camera off and then on". I have "reset" menu but that does not help. Can you advise who would fix this and what it might cost? Thanks Dave

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Posted on Apr 03, 2014

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SOURCE: Problem - Turn off and turn on again - happens repeatedly

We see this camera often because the lens gets compressed some how and the plastic gears which drive it become damaged, this would be the "buzzing" noise you're hearing during power up. The camera is not passing its power up diagnostics and therefore it shuts down. The lens is not cost effective to replace on this camera, parts and labor exceed a replacement units cost. Hope this is some help. Good Luck Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)

Posted on Feb 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Dropped the camera, shutter won't closed, focus keep moving in and out, message "please turn off camera and turn on again"

This recently happened to me and I too got a hefty quote from the company since mine was no longer under warranty. I figured since it was trash anyways, I might as well take it apart and see if I could figure out what was broken. After removing all of the screws and removing the top pin strip from the board (there is a piece of tape on it) and flipping the lens part away from the board, I was able to remove the small gear compartment on the side of the lens housing (held on by one small screw) and the 3 screws on the back of the lens and carefully flip out the digital camera part and push the lens back into it's original closed position. I then carefully reinserted the digital part back into the lens making sure everything was nice and flush and closed it back up. Works like new :D However, if you're nervous about digital machines, I wouldn't reccomend doing this. Luckily for me when my camera fell it simply knocked the digital lens out from the housing and it didn't pop back in right afterwards, causing the lens to not be able to turn completely like it should. If yours is damaged more than this, it may not be such an easy fix. And the camera is difficult to handle as it is connected by those pin strips everywhere. It made me nervous to handle it as I probably could have made it worse, but, I had nothing to lose. Hope this helps out the next person.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

SOURCE: Lumix TZ3 keeps giving the same error message: "Please turn camera off and then on again"

sorry to tell you guys this but you definetly have lens faults, for you firwol i can say that you have a focus lens or image stabilizer fault, bob80 sand can definetly mess your lens around and is going to need a service. you can check the error codes. you need to do exactly what i say. turn camera off, mode switch to red camera selection, this has to be done quick, turn camera on holding the ois+ arrow up button, then quickly hold ois+menu+arrow left. post the error then i will tell you what is wrong.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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hi
I have the same error code if you can help me please let me know
thanks a bunch

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: please turn camera off & then on again

off the camera again and try to open the menu and try to reset it .if the problem persist send it to the survice center

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.

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