Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 shutter doesn't close all the way and gives message "please turn camera off then on again"

I dropped my camera and now when I turn it on it the lens goes out but then right back in and it gives me the message "turn camera off then back on again". The shutter on the lens is not closing fully. When I press down on the inner ring on the lens (when it's closed), by applying that pressure it closes the shutter. It almost "springs" open when I let go of the pressure. What can I do?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    I dropped my camera and now when I turn it on it the lens goes out but then right back in and it gives me the message "turn camera off then back on again". The shutter on the lens is not closing fully. When I press down on the inner ring on the lens (when it's closed), by applying that pressure it closes the shutter. It almost "springs" open when I let go of the pressure. What can I do?
    SUMITH

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

My camera got dropped into the dirt. The dirt grains are detrimental to the plastic mechanics of the lens system, they imbed themselves into the plastic and become like sand paper. I took my whole camera apart - something that I would not recommend but I was desparate. I don't think I can save my camera, it needs a new optics.

If the shutter has problems it is most likely that the thin aluminum casing at the front of the lens got bent and you may be able to bend it back with a thin screw driver, that you can manage to insert between the plastic casing of the shutter and the aluminum cover. Just where the aluminum casing ends at the front of the lens. But be careful, you may otherwise damage the aluminum and the looks of your camera. If you got dirt in there, you may want to manually (carefully) open the shutter when the camera is shut off, let it close, etc. while blowing air between the gaps of the shutter blades. You can buy a 'Cleaning Duster' spray bottle from Office Depot and use that. But be carefull to hold the bottle straight, don't tilt it or the liquid content will spray over your lens and you have to clean the oily residue with a solution of soap and water (I had to) and wet a paper tissue (use a Kleenex that is not impregnated with a lotion, on the back of the box it will tell you 'Not recommended for cleanig eyeglasses'.

Hope that helps.

Stephan

If that doesn't work, then you may have to send the camera in for repair.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

fotomohamed
  • 305 Answers

SOURCE: set timer on camera Lumix DMC-TZ3

go to menu setting
http://www.dpreview.com/news/article_print.asp?date=0701&article=07013105panasonictz2tz3

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I turn my Panasonic Lumix PMC-TZ3 on the lens does not open at all.... Please Help!!


Digital cameras have too many circuit connectors that could develop contact resistance without boundary lubricants. Cheaper to buy a new digital camera.

Jul 15, 2012 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When I turn on my Panasonic DMC-TZ3, It gives me a "Please turn off camera and then on again" message. How do I fix this?


I HAD THE SAME PROMBLEM WITH MY TZ3, I AM KIRAN FROM BANGALORE, MY CAMERA WAS SERVICED BY PANASONIC SERVICE CENTRE-MATA ELECTRONICS ,NO86,1ST FLOOR, SP RD,OPP TO VIVEK COMPLEX ,BANGALORE. AND NOW MY LENS IS DOING PERFECTLY FINE. MR VIJAY IS INCHARGE AND THE CAMERA IS DOING GOOD, CONTACT MR VIJAY 9035871324 08022130711

Nov 02, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Panasonic Lumix TZ3


Try FORMATing the card in the camera.

Jan 08, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problems with my Panasonic Lumix Digital camera


let me explain to you guys, these cameras are slim line cameras and if dropped or mishandled it is going to give problems. you cant blame the camera if you are not handling it corectly.

Jan 01, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lumix pictures blurry


you might have accidently slowed your shutter speed in the settings

Oct 27, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera Logo

450 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Digital Cameras Experts

 Larry
Larry

Level 2 Expert

115 Answers

OHare

Level 1 Expert

36 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...