Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera
The camera will not turn on or show any signs of life even when there are new batteries in it.
This could be any of hundreds of different faults so I'll give you the ones you can check yourself. One or more of your batteries are faulty. The battery contacts are dirty. The batteries are inserted wrongly. You have a problem with the lens mechanism. Shake camera and listen for anything rattling around. If metal it could short anything out. Check your troubleshooting chart in your user's manual. Google for "Panasonic Lumix LZ2 problems" Is the power switch feeling as if it's actually switching. Has the camera been dropped or given swimming lessons. Check all your switches to make sure nothing is disabled. Apart from these it's impossible to say what's wrong. A trip to a repair shop may be in order.
Posted on Jul 03, 2006
Often when something like this happens (as in my case)the camera was working fine, then it wasn't. Here's what I did. It seemed as though my original battery (almost 4 years old) was the cause. I charged it, but the camera would not activate. I ordered a new battery and fully charged it. To my dismay still not working. So, I fooled around a bit. Holding the camera in front of you with 'KONICA' to your left. Now, open the lens cover from the right bottom, pressing just as bit as you open it. This is all it took for me. It came to life, I got the blue light and the lens deployed and the camera is working just fine. Who knows, maybe a 'widgit' inside was a tiny bit sticky..
Posted on Jan 04, 2007
Try taking the batteries out and cleaning the ends of them off with a cloth...then blow inside the camera where the batteries go. I did this with mine and the thing turned right back on !
Posted on Feb 17, 2007
I got this camera new last week and have the same problem. The camera works ok with 50% charged batteries but when i installa new batteries, the camera just wont turn on. It looks like if new batteries put too much voltage. Any aditional suggestion?
Posted on Mar 20, 2007
Mike, this is an issue with the DC converter in the camera which converts the batteries voltage into several regulated supplies for use by the camera. Return the camera the Sony Laredo and let them know what it is doing, some of these repairs are being done under warranty concession if you raise your voice a bit. Good luck with this. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)
Posted on Feb 14, 2007
I have same problem(not the batteries or memory stick or any of the above) I would get another camera.
Posted on Feb 14, 2007
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Honestly, drop it again.. this worked for me in december when i had the same problem.. just tap it on a table a couple of times, reverse the effect. This worked for me!
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Assuming that the new battery you tried was the correct type for the camera and that it was fresh/fully charged, your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
If your panasonic camera uses a panasonic battery and you try to use a different brand equivalent battery, some panasonics will not work. Could that be your problem?
Posted on Nov 11, 2011
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