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Black Screen - locked shutter?

I've got Panasonic DMC-LX2 camera and after not using it for a while the lcd screen has gone completely black. all the other functions seem normal and apear on the screen but there is no image at all.Is my shutter locked?  I've read the solutions to this problem for the previous model (DMC-LZ2) but I'm not sure if it is the same with my model. The solution for the previous model is taking off the screws and fixing the orange cable inside the camera. Please help!

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  • jaydokken May 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. Anyone have any ideas?

    -j


  • potkin Jun 05, 2008

    I have been having a similar problem for a couple of months. When I turn the camera on, there is no image on the screen. The screen works fine - I can review existing images and all other functions work. Just cannot take new photographs. Until today, turning off and on the camera solved the problem, but now the screen remains blank.

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    same problem. purchased camera May 2007

  • fareserfares Aug 04, 2008

    same problem

  • philosmile Aug 15, 2008

    Mine's recently started to exhibit the same fault - switch it on, everything works, but there's a completely black screen. I find that if I take a "black" photograph (while the screen is blank) then switch it off and on again everything is fine until the next time I turn it off for any length of time.

    I'm reluctant to spend money having it looked at until I know there's a chance that it's fixable - anyone had any news getting it fixed?


  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem (black screen) with image capture, everything else works.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Yes, I have been experiencing the exact problem...This seems to be a mfr. defect. It is now time to call Panasonic to the table for some answers.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same exact problem...what the hell...piece of ****..

  • danni patten Mar 23, 2009

    I had the same thing. Had the camera a month or so then it happened. I took it to the repair place which held it for about 3 months saying that they weren't able to fix it yet because of a problem. I eventually found out it had been sitting there all that time because Panasonic weren't willing to fix it under warrenty. they told me that it was to do with moisture in the lens and that made the eye shut. Eventually to just get the damned camera back I had to pay these jokers £90 for a lense replacement in the repair shop (down in kensington somewhere). Shocking to see this has happened to so many people and they did that to me! Now a new problem has arisen - the screen is locked on one picture and none of the buttons work at all so I can't do anything with it - take pictures/view other shots on the screen. Great...

  • danni patten Mar 23, 2009

    I had the same thing. Had the camera a month or so then it happened. I took it to the repair place which held it for about 3 months saying that they weren't able to fix it yet because of a problem. I eventually found out it had been sitting there all that time because Panasonic weren't willing to fix it under warrenty. they told me that it was to do with moisture in the lens and that made the eye shut. Eventually to just get the damned camera back I had to pay these jokers £90 for a lense replacement in the repair shop (down in kensington somewhere). Shocking to see this has happened to so many people and they did that to me! Now a new problem has arisen - the screen is locked on one picture and none of the buttons work at all so I can't do anything with it - take pictures/view other shots on the screen. Great...

  • Dunkel Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. Everything´s fine, I can view pictures, the menu is working but I can´t make any new pictures because the screen is completly black. What can I do?

  • Doug Avery Apr 05, 2009

    Same problem, with the LX2. No error messages or anything, just blackness when there should be image (text and menus still appear, though). I might be just crazy enough to go looking for that orange cable inside the camera...has anyone tried this? I hadn't used the camera for three months or so, it seems like whatever happened is probably a minor issue that needs some jiggling..

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Absolutely same problem. Does Anybody tried to open the camera and play with orange cable?

  • jtom007_1999 Apr 27, 2009

    Hardly use this camera at all. Same black screen problem with Lumin DMC-LX2. Basically did not use camera for 2 months or so and now the screen remain black when you turn it on.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Same problem...Just black screen

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Same problem here! I just had my 1.5 year old camera checked at a local service, and I was told that the shutter is not working correctly, and that it looks like a factory defect. Anybody knows if Panasonic offers replacement/servicing out of warranty for such issues (and how/where to send)? ...I am not happy at all with such an expensive and supposedly high quality compact camera die so quickly. Thanks a lot.

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This is my problem what to do

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • fareserfares Aug 04, 2008

    any answers out there

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