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Can't turn camera off

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Recently my FZ20 was left switched on and eventually turned off in powersave mode. I guess it was left like this for about 12 hours (after a party), but when I went to flick the off switch, it powered up. Now it ignores the on/off switch - just powers up coming from the powersave mode.

It still takes pictures perfectly while on, but not being able to switch it off makes the camera pretty useless (i.e. lens doesn't retract, shorter battery life)

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  • Estes Baxter
    Estes Baxter Feb 25, 2015

    The cheap plastic on/off switch went bad on my FZ28 also. When I called Souther Photo and Precision Camera, they both were very aware of the problem. It cannot be fixed by the consumer and will cost a minimum of $150.00 to repair. This will be my last Panasonic camera.

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It appears that the switch is broken you need to get this to a shop and get this fixed by an expert, problem cant be solve by own..

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