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Lumix TZ3 keeps giving the same error message: "Please turn camera off and then on again"

Hi,
I've had my Lumix DMC-TZ3S for just over a year and a half now. Recently it has begun giving me the error message "Please turn camera off and then on again" every time I turn it on. I don't know what the problem is. I've done my fair share of internet searching and some sites mention a potential lens problem; it's true when I turn it on the lens doesn't extend, but maybe it doesn't even get a chance to before it gives me the error message.
I would really appreciate any help or advice; I love love love this camera and can't afford a new one right now.
Thanks so much for your help!

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  • bob80 Jun 07, 2008

    Hi, I too have a Lumix DMC TZ3, and a few days ago it began the displaying the same message; "please turn off the camera and try again". When I do so, the camera powers up, but the lense extends, then retracts, extends again before retracting, then the message appears. The camera functions perfectly when playback mode is selected and lens does not have to extend. I was near a beach at the time so it's possible sand may have somehow found its way into tthe lens mechanism.



    If anyone has advice, I{d appreciate hearing it. Or if soemone could recommedna good camera repair shop in Quito,Ecuador that would be great.

  • firwol Jun 18, 2008

    Same problem here, the camera has worked fine until today, al of a sudden (without being dropped or hit in any way) it's giving me the same error message.


    I am able to snap a couple of pictures before I get the message though.  I get the message approximately 30 seconds after I turn it on, whether I take a picture or not.
    Please someone help!!

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    same problem

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Sorry to tell you guys this but you definetly have lens faults, for you firwol i can say that you have a focus lens or image stabilizer fault, bob80 sand can definetly mess your lens around and is going to need a service. you can check the error codes. you need to do exactly what i say. turn camera off, mode switch to red camera selection, this has to be done quick, turn camera on holding the ois+ arrow up button, then quickly hold ois+menu+arrow left. post the error then i will tell you what is wrong.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

I have the same problem and sending it to the company for repair (with uncertain outcome) is not cost effective. Does anyone know of other sources for servicing/repiar that might be cheaper?

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I have the same problem i am following your instructions but only get the turn camera off message.

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