Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera
There are two possible reasons for that problem, either aperture got stuck OR ccd imager chip is bad.
You can check aperture function easily, turn On camera while looking closely in lens, please observe aperture should open like an Eye, turn Off camera, aperture will close/ shut.
If aperture is working located in center of lens mechanism then ccd imager chip is defective. In both cases, camera will take apart by professional to get it fixed.
However, if aperture is stuck, try tapping/ slapping camera bottom with your palm gently so it might release jammed aperture mechanism inside lens mechanism.
Hope these info will help you.
Posted on Jan 01, 2011
The LCD screen has failed.
It can be replaced and keh.com is the best place to send it too
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
It doesn't make sense that the camera would have a problem, unless she cleaned the lens while it was extended. There are tiny gears in the lens and shutter assembly, and they can get jammed, stripped, or broken with excessive pressure. Not an easy or cheap fix, but there are some things you can try to get it working, in case it's not in warranty. If in warranty, have it serviced, although they have reservations on conditions and terms. You can try to gently move the lens while turning the camera on, and off, and back on. Hopefully, that will release a jam in the shutter assembly.
Also, since dust can jam the gears, you can blow it out with compressed air ($4 at WalMart).
Otherwise, take it into a camera repair shop, and get an estimate, or contact Panasonsic support:
Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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