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No image from dmc-fz30

I have a dmc-fz30. I turn it on, the display comes on, but the picture is black. Like the lens cap is on (but it's not). Could the shutter or iris not be opening. I have a repair manual and know how to disassemble/reassemble, but am not sure what to repair. I have error codes:
Soft 35800508
Lens 18800002 (this code is listed twice)
Any suggestions please

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I understand that you've tried all the obvious tricks like resetting to factory settings etc.
Sounds like a CCD/shutter failure I'm afraid. FZ30 are not known for failing CCDs, but I've seen shutters fail on various lumix-es, so in this case I would suggest replacing the shutter. To be precise, replacing the shutter itself is a massive pain in the **** on this camera. It's much easier to replace the whole lens-it contains the shutter. You'll need to get a donor camera (ebay ;) and do the transplant. Swapping the lens is relatively easy if you're ok with midly fiddly things. Oh, and make sure you take notes which screws go where when dismantling the camera - and be careful with ribbon cables for the LCD.
Good luck,

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SOURCE: I've had this camera for about three years and all

Try this...go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions.

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