Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
I have a DMC-TZ3 that won't turn on. The camera is 2yrs old, has never been dropped or subjected to moisture or water/rain. I took it to a battery shop and they installed a new, charged battery but the camera still won't turn on. This problem happened without any notice or warnings...just stopped working one day. Do you have any ideas or suggestions as to what it could be or what I can do to repair it? I am very mechanical and with some direction could replace almost any part on any camera. Please help.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for taking the time to help me with this. Mike
Oh Yeah!!!! I fixed mine!!! I had the same problem...the camera worked fine one day and the next day (After I let my niece use it! LOL) it wouldn't power on. I was going to trash it anyway so I decided to take it apart and see if I could find what was wrong. The problem was one of the connections (the one from the top panel to the menu panel) had come loose. All I had to do was carefully push it back into it's slot. The wiring is flat and I didn't want to ruin it so I used a small piece of paper folded a few time to wrap around the wire like a taco, yes I said like a taco, and then used a pair of hair tweezers to push the wire back into place and bingo....Power!!!
If that doesn't look like the problem, the menu board (the green board that holds all the menu option buttons) may have popped out from it's connection. On the bottom of the board there is a male connection that plugs into the inner board, if the camera has been bumped a lot it could come loose, it does not have any screws holding it in. So use your thumb, maybe use a piece of clean non static cloth, to push the board back into place and see it this solves the problem. I had my battery in the whole time so I could check to see what worked.
Well...I hope this helps and good luck if you choose to fix it yourself.
Manuel if Texas.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
Sounds like you got a good run out of it Mike. It is worth about $40 on Ebay, $80 with original box and accessories.
You can buy a used working TZ3 without accessories for about $60 to $80 on Ebay.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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