Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera

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For years I have a Lumix FZ30 working perfectly. Suddenly since yesterday, when I shift the start button from "off" to "on" the Camera does not react at all. Batteries OK, no previous problems! Any idea?

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  • samdeca May 14, 2010

    In my case the service center has just replaced a fuse and that was it!

    Fuse : 1 euro

    Work 30 euro...

  • samdeca May 14, 2010

    In my case it was just a fuse that had to be replaced.
    Afterwards, Lumix worked just like before! What a relieve!

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I had the same problem with my FZ30, bought 2 new batteries, cleaned the contacts and still no answer, camera seems to be dead, in my country there is not a panasonic service center so i have to do it myself.

@ samdeca - Please tell me how did you solve your cam problem, if you did solve it ?

@ rajdeepdutta - there is no reason for the power button to shorten, the cam was on the bag, standing there, 2 days before i used it and it works perfectly, battery contacts were ok, its just so weird no response at all, any other suggestion will be appreciated

Posted on May 13, 2010

  • Archaine May 14, 2010

    @ rajdeepdutta - i tried all your suggestions:
    Batteries - charged 7.4v out
    The lens cannot be removed from the cam so no way dirt can get in.
    Tried the shaking technique, no response
    Left the cam some 15mins without bat and card, plugged the bat, still no response
    Tried both reset methods, nopes nopes

    No response at all from the camera, seems to be dead, even searched around internet, many people had the same problem with FZ30 cam, i presume it must be a permanent standby mode, dont know what to think, pls any other suggestions ?!

    thanks in advance

  • Archaine May 14, 2010

    @ samdeca - Huuuuh, thanx dude, so there is a fuse, lets hope its the same in my case, can you recommend me your service center, it will cost me a lot to post it there, but i have no choice :S

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YOur power botton may short from inside. Can you remove your battery and clean the place properly and try, may be the reason of sulfer also. if not then visit service center.

Thanks, i am waiting for your feed back & if you satisfied then thumps me please.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    RAJDEEP DUTTA May 13, 2010

    i there please follow the steps and let me know the result.

    1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.

    2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.

    3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck

    4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.

    5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine .
    Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a
    back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..
    in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.

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