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Panasonic Lumix FH2. I can not enter the menu. Can turn ON the camera but can not do anything. All the button didn't work.

Here are some steps you can try: Power Cycle the Camera: First, turn off the camera completely. Remove the battery and memory card. Wait for a few minutes, then reinsert the battery and turn the camera back on. Sometimes, a simple power cycle can resolve minor glitches. Check the Lens Mechanism: If the lens is stuck or not retracting properly, it can cause issues with other camera functions. Turn the camera off and gently try to move the lens barrel (if it's stuck). Avoid applying excessive force. If the lens remains stuck, refer to the camera's warranty information for service options. Reset to Factory Settings: Some cameras have a reset option in the menu. Since you mentioned that you can't access the menu, try performing a hard reset. Look for a small reset button (usually located near the battery compartment) or refer to your camera's user manual for instructions on how to reset it. Battery and Memory Card: Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the memory card is properly inserted. Sometimes, low battery or faulty memory cards can cause unexpected behavior. Remove Accessories: If you have any external accessories (such as an external flash or remote control) connected to the camera, disconnect them and see if the issue persists. Inspect Buttons and Controls: Check if any buttons are physically stuck or damaged. Sometimes, a stuck button can prevent other functions from working. Gently press each button to see if they respond. Firmware Update: Although you can't access the menu, it's worth checking if there's a firmware update available for your camera model. You can visit the official Panasonic support page for your camera to find firmware updates and installation instructions
5/5/2024 5:29:36 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on May 05, 2024

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30. How do I get rid of this black line in my camera lens? My camera lens has a strange black line that is sometimes out of focus.

Question edited for clarity. Question moved to model category. It sounds like you have a problem with the CCD Sensor. Take it in for evaluation and repair. ..
5/1/2024 11:50:10 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on May 01, 2024

Lumix camera charger green light flashing

I had a blinking green light on the charger when I would put the battery on the charger. I noticed some black buildup on the prongs of the battery and scrapped it off and now the battery charger is displaying solid green. It may end up being a quick fix considering my equipment came from ebay and already had some light wear and tear
2/22/2024 12:28:39 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Feb 22, 2024

Panasonic Lumix System Error (zoom)


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.

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Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

1/15/2024 7:00:25 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jan 15, 2024

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 has

According to the manual, you should press "menu/set" then "playback"menu, then select "copy".
1/7/2024 1:32:41 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 07, 2024

I have a panasonic Lumix camera and it keeps

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There is a Lock switch on the left side of the SD card. Make sure the Lock switch is slid up (unlock position). You will not be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.
You can see the snap attached below;

If the lock switch is not on lock;
  • Slide the switch up and down. Repeat this 3 times.
  • Let it stay on the Lock position for 30 seconds.
  • Slide the switch up to unlock the card.
  • Try to transfer files into the device.

If none of the above works, then you card in either damaged (Format it) or is Password protected.

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11/28/2023 7:18:52 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 28, 2023

How to change language for Panasonic tz110 camera
3/28/2023 1:59:38 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 28, 2023

I want to change language from Japanese to English Panasonic CN H500D

To change the language on your Panasonic CN-H500D, press the "Menu" button on the remote control. Use the arrow keys to select the "Setup" option, then press the "Enter" button. Select the "Language" option, then press the "Enter" button. Use the arrow keys to select the language you want to use, then press the "Enter" button. The language will now be changed to the one you selected.
2/21/2023 10:01:11 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 21, 2023

There is a spot on the top left hand side of the LCD monitor, and this spot also appears on the prints

Looks like dust must have gotten onto the CCD sensor (or, more specifically, onto IR-cut filter on the sensor). The dust enters the lens through the gaps between zoom barrels and sometimes ends up on the sensor-which is what most probably happened here.
There are 2 ways I know to remove the dust. 1st way-it might sound silly, but try sucking the dust from the camera with your mouth around the closed lens :) Make sure you don't blow any air in. This worked for me a few times. Note that sometimes it might make the problem worse as you might move other dust particles onto the sensor.
If 1st way didn't help then you can try directly blowing the dust off the sensor. This should only be attempted if you're happy with partial dismantling your camera and are ok taking the risk of ruining the camera further. Although in my opinion lumix cameras are generally fairly easy to repair, you will need steady hands and patience to attempt this. If you are happy to proceed, do the following:
1. unscrew the screws holding the back of the case
2. lift the case carefully a bit making sure you don't break the ribbon cables going to LCD and backlight
3. undo the LCD and backlight ribbons (there are black flaps on the connectors, these gently flip upwards)
4. gently remove upped logic board. Try to pry it in stages from all sides, don't just pry it up in one go from one side or you might damage the connector. (I learned the hard way ;)
5. on the bottom logic board you'll see 2 connectors, undo the upper one to release the ribbon going to the sensor (note that this is not absolutely necessary if you're happy cleaning the sensor without disconnecting it-it can be done, the ribbon is relatively robust.)
6. the sensor is held by 3 tiny star screws. if you don't have the exact screwdriver you should be able to use a small flat screwdriver to carefully unscrew them. Do the screws bit by bit, i.e. unscrew 1st one a bit, then unscrew 2nd one a bit, and so on
7. there is a small spring underneath the sensor assembly, make sure you don't lose it :)
8. once the screws are undone you have access to the sensor-lift it up. Under good light you should be able to see the dust bits. Use a blower to get rid of them.
9. that should be it. put the camera back together. figers crossed it will power up and the dust problem will be gone :)
NB. You might have come accross horror stories of people being electrocuted by flash capacitors when repairing cameras. This might indeed happen. It's not easy with FX8 though: To get electrocuted here you would need to undo the top plate, unscrew the switch logic board and remove protective tape off the flash circuit, then touch the capacitor contacts :) Don't do it of course. Not worth it.
Good luck,

1/7/2023 1:00:46 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Jan 07, 2023

My panasonic vdr150 pc mode not working

It sounds like you are having trouble using your Panasonic VDR-D150 camera in PC mode. Here are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:

Make sure that the camera is properly connected to your computer via the USB cable.
Check that the camera is turned on and in PC mode.
Check that your computer recognizes the camera as a device. You can do this by going to the "Device Manager" in the Control Panel and seeing if the camera is listed under "Imaging devices."
If the camera is not listed in the Device Manager, try unplugging and re-plugging the USB cable and restarting your computer.
If the camera is still not recognized by your computer, try using a different USB cable or a different USB port on your computer.
If none of these steps help, it is possible that there is a problem with the camera itself. In this case, you may need to contact Panasonic for further assistance.
12/24/2022 10:12:47 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 24, 2022

No battery power remains

On my Leica camera when I turn it on no battery power remains appears why is this?
11/23/2022 9:08:59 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 23, 2022

I need charger for Panasonic ER2031K model beard hair trimmer

We do not sell anything here, try eBay.
11/22/2022 4:59:51 PM • Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 22, 2022

Need an instruction booklet

I found the book.
11/20/2022 7:27:14 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 20, 2022

Panasonic Lumix Simple Viewer & Photofun Studio Viewer software

Do you know where i can download the above software for my camera??
I have this camera, but installation CD with Photo Fun Studio viewer is lost
11/7/2022 9:17:05 PM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Nov 07, 2022

System error (o.i.s)


This error is for the optical image stabilisation.

Generally the camera should be ok after your turn it on and off again. The error you are getting is because either the OIS has malfunctioned or is stuck.

I suggest that you take out its memory stick, the battery etc and keep the camera like that for about 15 minutes. Then only reinsert the battery (fully Charged) and try to power on.

Try a little tap ( but not too hard) on the side of the camera....this might realign if the OIS has got misaligned. If you are lucky, you would get if fixed.

If the problem still persists, you need to contact Panasonic.

Hope i helped you.

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10/20/2022 9:38:11 AM • Panasonic Lumix... • Answered on Oct 20, 2022

My Lumix dmc fz4 turns on and says memory card

Camera only supports Standard SD cards up to 2GB. I would go from there.
9/30/2022 12:11:49 AM • Panasonic... • Answered on Sep 30, 2022
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