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Panasonic TZ3 - buttons wont work

The camera will turn on, the shutter will open up and the LCD will update as I turn the wheel through the different modes, but none of the other buttons (menu, zoom, picture-taking, trash, etc) will work.  How can I get my camera to respond?

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  • liljefferys Nov 18, 2008

    the only thing that works is the mode dial... it wont take pictures or zoom.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I have the exact samne problem. I tried putting in different battery's memory cards, emptying the memory cards, charging the camer and nothing works please help christmas is coming soon!



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Cable connecting the back panel buttons to main board processor may be internittent. You can buy a service/repair manual from ebay that shows how to dis/assembly.

Barring this, let it drop about 4 inches to a hard service covered with two paper towels on its bottom. Doesn't have to land exactly flat. This is equivalent to giving it a rap with a semi-hard(wood/plastic) rod.

Also try pressing ******* shell around the buttons, not the button itself, while pressing button as normal.

I know this sounds a little hoakie, but this sort of treatment can cause a connection to make contact, or make a contact temporarily, indicating a connection problem of some sort.,

Posted on Apr 02, 2008


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The picture that I posted shows a TZ3 mode dial. I added a blue arrow to point out an icon on the mode dial.
1. Turn the mode dial on the camera so this icon is selected.
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3. Aim the camera at your subject, press the shutter button halfway to focus, then press it fully to begin the video. (Just as you would take a picture.)
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~Videos can be played back on the camera's "PLAYBACK" mode. They can also be viewed on a TV or downloaded to a computer.


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