Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 Digital Camera
I have a Panasonic DMC-FX8 digital camera and am having issues with a near-black screen. I saw your earlier response about taking it to a Sony store to have it fixed. Will they fix a Panasonic? Also, I am leaving in 2 days for a trip to SE Asia and need to have it ready--is there any place you can recommend in the New York City area to get this fixed quickly?
Thanks so much!
Emily (email@example.com) The LCD display on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 went black out of the blue a couple of months ago The camera othewise works and takes pictures but I can't see what I am taking. Called panasonic customer service and they were no help. They said I could send it in for service but since I was beyond 1 year warranty it would be over $100 just to look at it and diagnose the problem. Fixing it, if possible, would cost more. I'm not up for that and would rather buy something new than pay that. I would like to fix this one if possible, since I has taken great pictures. Camera is only two years old (8/06).
Same problem - screen went very dim (barely visible) for no reason.
I found another message board where the person firmly hit the bottom of the camera on a hard surface and it started working. I gave it a shot and it worked!!! Obviously not a long term solution but apparently by making the camera so small they may have cut a few corners with the backlight wiring.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
As above,black screen on my DMC FX8 without any warning of an impending problem.On the 3rd sharp tap to the base on a hard surface and the problem was solved! Is this a case of "brawn beats brains"?Nothing to be lost given the extortionate costs of having a"professional/expert" potentially give it the same treatment in the camera workshop!
Posted on Feb 21, 2013
Hahaha it really worked, thanks for the solutions! Same problem, same bottom hit solution and same laugh with wifey as well! Cheers
Posted on Nov 20, 2011
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