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Frozen Camera I have a Panasonic Lumix TZ3 digital camera. The last time it worked, the screen went checkered, so i turned it off. But upon turning it off, the lens of the camera stayed out like it was taking a picture. Now it won't turn on. I've tried recharging the battery, changing memory cards, no memory card, switching settings and turning the on/off switch. Is there anything to be done or I do I just need to get a new camera?

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    My TZ3 is crazy and I have to pull out the battery to turn it off.

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Try letting it drop about 4 tto 6 inches on a hard service covered by a paper towel. Don't let it land on lens of course. You can remove the mem card. It has 13Meg of internal.

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