Camera was working fine. I turned it on, the view finder moved out, but the red light kept flashing....the view finder motor stopped, after a few seconds it groaned for a couple seconds, stopped, then groaned. After a few more seconds, the display showed "SYSTEM ERROR". It's not the batteries, as I had just inserted newly charged (new) batteries. HELP!!!! I love my little camera (although I wouldn't mind more zoom), so I hope it's not toast.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.
Remove 6 phillipscews open camera.There is a little drivemotor for the lens,next to it is a shaft activating the limit switch for lens opening and closing.Carefully spray plastic safe electronic cleaner into the opening.Now apply 3 volt to the motor reversing polarity a few times to activate the limits. Now use canned air to blow out any residue of the cleaner.This worked for me,camera working again.
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You error message is your flash circuit which need to be replaced they run around 30 plus dollars for the part or it could be the main board just depends. With out diagnosis it it is hard to really tell.
My Z6 worked flawlessly for over a year, then suddenly started shutting
off for no reason. Tried new batteries, etc. The problem turned out to
be the memory card. My advice, buy a GOOD card instead of a new camera!
Keep in mind, flash cards DO have a "life" to them - meaning they can
only be used / erased so many times before they will cause errors (so
don't buy a used card off of ebay - no matter HOW good the deal seems).
If your shutdown problem started with a "unable to read card" warning,
then its the card. The camera is actually "protecting" itself by
shutting down. Good luck!