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LCD monitor not working properly

My TZ3 got dunked into water and after drying out seemed to recover, BUT although it reviews previous shots on the monitor is does not view the scene ahead, neither does it take a picture, despite the shutter working and a blank shot (black) showing on the review.  The status indicator light does not go off.  What to do???

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Sell it to a repairman on an ebay auction. Buy a working replacement used, refurb, or new.

A good option to minimize cost is to keep you accessories and buy a working camera cheap without accessories. Buying on ebay I find is highly reliably because ebay shows sellers record/rating from his buyers, and you get the chance to praise or ding them if not treated right.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009


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My panasonic DMC TZ3 got damp . My water bottle leaked in my bag. I have fully dried it out and allowed it to air but it still will not go. Is there any hope??

In most cases if the water has seeped into the circuit with the battery in full power it is possible that the delicate circuit had failed due to shorting by water.
If you had removed the battery immediately and left the set for drying or opened up to dry the camera it might have saved the unit. Now it seems that luck must come your way.
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Unfortunatly while cleaning my LCD Monitor of my pc.. i dropped few drops of water and some how water just want inside,, now.. i have some black spots on my monitor though it works fine but still those...

Water and electronics do not mix.
Turn off your monitot and let it dry out for several days and then check to see if the monitor still works properly.
If not then you need a new monitor.

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Wont start up no picture

Assuming it powers but just has no display, you might wanna try attaching an external monitor just temporarily. Then use the keyboard shortcuts (usually and Fn key plus a Function key) to switch to the monitor. This will tell you if the problem lies in the graphics chipset or purely the display itself. Displays can be replaced although not usually cheaply, but if the graphics chipset is the fault your looking at a new motherboard and you're better off buying a new laptop. If you are able to display on an external monitor then even if the LCD is shot you may at least be able to use the machine or recover data.

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Its a Panasonic DMC-TZ3. all on a sudden, LCD is not working. Monitors remains dark when I press 'On' button and the photo taken are also dark. However old photos on the SD card I can in the screen...


If you can view the pictures previously taken with the camera on the camera LCD, but the new photos just come out black, this is most probably a blown ccd.

This is a expensive component to replace, and you will also need specialized equipment to do this yourself.

I would suggest that you take your camera to your nearest repair shop and let them test the ccd.

Hope this can be of help.

Kind regards

Aug 12, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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It was submerged in water/ a stream but was in case. Still got water inside. Can see it is wet around the edge pf screen. Seems to be drying. Is the DSC-W55 . Can it be repaired and about how much...

Take immediately out the battery and dry it with a blower set on "warm" (not "hot"). If it was soft water, you can dry the camera by placing it in an electric, NOT microwave, oven, set at 40-50 Celsius degrees temperature, with a bag of calcium chloride (you can find it in most DIY shops as "Environment Drier". Only remember it's toxic and must be properly disposed of). Seal the oven so that air moisture can't get in. The calcium chloride will extract all moisture from the air in the oven, and the air should completely dry the camera (keep it with battery flap open, beneath a cloth, to shield it from the electric grill's glare).

This will only work with very clean water (mud, scale and most of all salt will corrode the electric circuits), and only if the immersion wasn't very prolonged and the battery out. Otherwise, the electric charge in the battery is likely to have caused electrolytic corrosion within.

Corroded motherboards can't be recovered, and it's usually faster and cheaper to replace the device altogether.

After a short dunk in mountain-stream water, however, most cameras can be recovered with 100% success. Don't overdo with heat, or the plastic will be damaged. Lower temperatures for longer times work just as well.

Hope this helps, let me know.

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My monitor isn't showing a picture properly. It is on and working because I can see the picture very dimly and the green power light is on. The frame around the screen was recently damaged - the screen...

I'm assuming you already tried the brightness adjustment.

From your description, the LCD screen itself seems to be intact. The problem seems to be backlighting which could very well have been damaged by a perimeter impact.

If it's still under warranty, contact the manufacturer. Tell them it just stopped working. Don't elaborate on the details.

If not, find an accredited computer repair shop. It's not a big deal to fix as long as the fix is performed by a trained professional.

Sorry, I wish there was a magic button to push.

Best regards,

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Jul 07, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

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Same problem.

If you're not able to view the images while capturing the images. Then, it seems that there is a CCD issue with the Camera.

If you've purchased the Camera in the U.S
please open the link below to get more information about this issue

I will forward a link to a page where you can get more information about this issue.

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If it survived one dunking it will most liklet survive a second SOOOOO. I am into R/C stuff and when our gear gets dunked we rinse it out with ultra pure water, Deionised/distilled water if you can get it. I think that the detergent in the washing machine may have left a residue and be affecting your electronics so if you wash it carefully in distilled water (yep dunk it again, crack it open and wash it all inside)to get rid of the detergent residue on the board (note REMOVE BATTERY). Afterwards dunk it in methylated spirits (test to make sure it wont affect any plastic parts first)to remove the water and leave to dry in a warm spot for a day at least. 2 years ago I dropped a $500 transmitter in a dirty dam (Acid /fuel/road runoff)and did exactly this and its been fine ever since. Worked the next day in fact. Its not a mobile phone but its always worth a chance. Once you've finished you may want to take it apart after you've tested it if its going and spray the board with CRC 226 circuit cleaner and water repeller. I've got it on all of my R/C gear and it gets regularly soaked for up to 1hr at a time in muddy water and is all fine.

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