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Select Switch I can perform every operation standard for the camera, except shoot video. Every time I try to shoot a video, I get the message: Check Select Switch. I can take still photos and playback without any problem. I have checked all settings on tghe camera and they seem fine.

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SOURCE: FZ-20 "Please turn camera off then on again"

In a lot of smaller point and shoot cameras, there is a separate lens/motor/gear assembly inside that focuses. If this lens won't focus, that is the message you get. The focus lens gears are typically incredibly small, and the tiniest hair, or piece of dirt will jam them. I have not fixed this particular model, but I've cleaned the focus lens gears on countless Casio and Sony models, and gotten them to work again. Try getting to the focus lens and motor, and moving it by hand. You'll find it's likely jamming up somewhere.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic Lumix TZ3

Try FORMATing the card in the camera.

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SOURCE: Camera freezes 18secs after switch on.

duo to memory full

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You need something to play the videos. Try Quicktime...it's a free download from Apple.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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SOURCE: When I turn on my Panasonic DMC-FX55 the lens

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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