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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.

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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.
So check this out and try;

Jul 23, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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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.

Mar 14, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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I have a Cybershot DSC-S780

hi try to reset ur camera...To do such reset, turn on the camera and hold the menu button down for longer than 5 seconds. A message should hopefully come up on your LCD asking if you want to reset the camera. Select Yes...
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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.

Jun 17, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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I have a power Shot A70 camera. The lcd monitor works in reviewing pictures already shot but does not work in the shooting picture mode. I can get the settings and all that in the shoot mode but no image

See this link. Instructions for contacting Canon are for US residents. If not in the US, contact your regional Canon service facility. This service notice is effective worldwide.

Oct 06, 2008 | Canon Cameras

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Lumix TZ3 zebra stripes in daylight pictures

hello sodaclub, this fault is normally caused from to much light entering through the lens, the shutter is not closing or working at all.

Jun 24, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Panasonic lumix 5.0

The TZ3 has a design problem with their new automatic lens cover, ie, manual lense cap on TZ1 was illiminated on TZ3.

Make sure your lense cover is completely retracted in front of the lense. If not, nudge it fully opened and see if this solves you problem. If it does, contact Panasonic with your problem. If not under warranty, tell them you want them to fix 'their' problem on your camers. Google it on the net and see how common this problem is.

Apr 02, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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