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FZ18 wont turn on

Our FZ18 just wont turn on. Have checked the batteries are charged and in correctly. Have checked the power save is not on. Any ideas?

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Has it frozen up from a previous use? or won't start up from a completed shut down? If the lens has retracted at the last shut down, it could be the PCB board. Panasonic has been having problems with them, and they are worth 2/3 what the original camera costs + labour!. Call Panasonic directly on it, but have your receipt ready!
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Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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