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No power I just can't get any response from the camera. Tried recharging the battery and a new battery. Still no response

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Re: No power

Hi, I have the same problem with my FZ30. The camera just doesnt turn on. Even the battery when put in the charger, the light of the charger goes of in few minutes or few seconds without properly charging it. Can it be a fault of the battery or the camera itself? 

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Re: No power

Same problem here too. My camera was reipaired for this same reason 2 years ago. No quarantine anymore... =(

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I was told my Panasonic FZ 30 has a blown fuse since there is no power. Is this something I c an fix>

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Re: No power

The electrical contact inside the battery compartment may not be making contact, there may be a failure in the power control on the circuit board inside of the camera, or the switch itself is defective.

Look in to the battery compartment and see if there is anything visual to see if there is problem with the battery contacts.

You should send the camera to the service rep for an estimate.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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