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Panasonic DMC-TZ3 digital camera: 1.Turns off by itself randomly. 2.Screen freezes; green stripes/speckles across screen 3.Doesn't turn back on when takes battery out and then replaces until after a few tries. 4.Lens goes in and out by itself randomly. We've replaced the battery and that doesn't seem to make any difference. Hope you can help us out. My daughter is in a photography competition and this is her only camera.

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  • jodyrutl Feb 07, 2010

    oh boy. any idea what causes this part to wear out?

  • jodyrutl Feb 07, 2010

    i'd like another opinion

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If the batteries are over 1/4 full, then I recommend trying it without a memory card if you are using one. Sometimes these have conflicts with certain brands.
If memory card makes no difference, then I suggest getting the camera's software updated.

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A capacitor has gone bad in this camera sorry to say. The capacitor holds a charge to operate these needed items that have gone bad on this camera. They tend to dry up and crack from use losing its charged hold capacity. The part is inexpensive but hard to replace.Costly too. I recomend to purchase a new camera instead

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