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The camera says please turn camera off and then on again every time i turn it on

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  • shadymoss Jul 19, 2008

    I have this same msg. when I try to zoom.

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    all of the sudden, after months of successful photo taking, the camera says turn off and back on - can't take a photo but I can look at photos on my chip.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    started out only doing it on zoom, then progressed to all the time. Appears to not find home position on focus/auto focus.

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    "Please turn camera off and then on again" again and again and again. Please help. The camera is only 6 months old..

  • Anonymous Oct 12, 2008

    It does the same thing , it doesnt focus right & then the lens stays out after turning it . Then When I turn it back on it closes and opens , only to say the same thing again .

  • goddesslmy Oct 14, 2008

    Same problem... so frustrated

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    same **** with mine! i think lens are the problem

  • codant11 Dec 31, 2008

    Flash stopped working and now....'TURN OFF AND TURN BACK ON' ? What is the solution?

  • jackiephelan Jan 02, 2009

    I had just erased all pictures in memory. I now have the same problem; but when I turn on, the lens goes in and out approx. 4 times every time I turn on and get the same message. I just got this camera from a friend and am not sure what to do. please help. thanks so much

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    hi guys...

    i having the same problem with my panasonic fz5..



    em..when i power on the camera..the zoom lens wil be come out..but the
    thing is the lens motor wil keep on zooming. it reach 24x zooming and
    then will come out with the sound 'Dot..dot..dot...dot...dot'..after a
    few minit, the camera will show PLESE TURN OFF AND TURN ON THE CAMERA.



    is it sumting wrong with the lens..can u help me estimate the costfor repairing it??



    thnks.



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While you are turning the camera on, hold the lewer which you use for zooming in. the lens should extend before you get the annoying message about turning the the cameroa off and on. then, GENTLY apply pressure to the lens as if you wanted to push it back to the camera. while you are doing this, turn the camera off (lens should come back into the body of the camera). this solved the problem for me! :D

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Hi, we have been having the same message when trying to zoom. I tried new batteries, but that didn't help. I tried leaving the camera on without zooming so I didn't get the message, after awhile the camera automatically shuts down. I then turned it on again and so far the camera is working fine.
I hope this works for you.

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Yes it work!!!!
my sun drop camera to the toilet
quick I remove battery, after two days drying turn on and get message
turn of.
Use solution N3 .

Posted on May 04, 2010

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Hy folks,
I bought this camera on eBay (price list more than 650€, bid for less than 40€...), knowing this issue, and my solution was:
turning it on, facing the camera to the floor (it assumes that the full lenses body group, will flow smoothly for gravity), let them autofocus and GO!
To be sure they have no problem of friction at all, I repeat the same procedure, while I turning it off, but facing the front toward the ceiling.
hope this help you as fixed my problem :-)

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Yes that solve my problem... thx very much !!!

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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