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The on/off switch on my Lumix DMC-FX30 has gone haywire. The lens wont retract when I switch off and it retracts when I switch on!

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  • valentine_ho Jun 03, 2010

    You have not solved my problem. I put the switch in the off position and the lens comes out. I switch to the on position and the lens retracts and i get a message that I should switch the camera off and then on again. Meanwhile I cannot take pictures nor access the photos I have already taken.

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Hi,

If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that is causing the camera to shut down. If you haven't dropped it, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try solution before you do anything else:

Step1: Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper).

Step2: Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
Thank you !!

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • valentine_ho Jun 03, 2010

    I haven't dropped it and I've tried cleaning the battery

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Dear Valentine,
Don't worry.... it is a connection problem... It will not create any problem.... It is hardware problem. If u wanna to get it as early, then get it serviced..........

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • valentine_ho Jun 03, 2010

    It may well be a hardware problem but my camera doesn't work. You have not given me a solution.

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