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Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017

I think the technical term is 'ruined'. Cameras are not built to withstand such abuse. Repair is unlikely to be cost-effective, so replacement seems the only option, taking the cost out of the kids' pocket money.

I am curious, though - why on earth did you leave an expensive electronic device anywhere that they could get hold of it ?

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017

there is not way cheap to fix it . has to be sent in to the factory . tell her parents tho as not telling them is lying about it and we parents do not like that perhaps they will assist halfway on repair cost .

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 06, 2017

That is about the only thing you can do now that you suspect there may be a software issue. Was it working fine before the latest firmware install? If not, then the issue is with the internal chip that sets up the correct parameters for shooting still shots.

And if unit out out of warranty you can forget a repair - it is much too expensive and not cost effective.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 03, 2017

AS you know, cameras are very sophisticated and delicate, and messing with it yourself might lead to more damage..It sounds like maybe you have a connection or connector that may have corrosion on it that is getting worse over time. That's what I would look for. If you don't see anything obvious after taking whatever you need to apart to see the areas that moisture may have gotten into, I would take it to a qualified technician to have it diagnosed..Good luck.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 02, 2017

The manual says:
The camera turns off immediately even when battery power is full.
The remaining battery power is low even if new batteries are inserted.
•The remaining battery power may not be displayed accurately, and the camera may suddenly stop working, when the type of battery and the settings on [BATTERY TYPE] are not identical. However this is not a malfunction. Depending on the battery
brand and the operating temperature, or if exhausted batteries are used, the remaining battery power may not be displayed accurately.
Use sufficiently charged batteries when using Ni-MH batteries.
You also should set the correct battery type in the setup menu. So put in alkaline / NiMH or oxyride. According to what you are using.
Before you panic, buy a set of alkaline batteries, to make sure your camera is ok. Perhaps you are using rechagable batteries who are not ok anymore.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 18, 2017

i don't think Panasonic designs its camera to be charged via USB. You will need a actual charger to charge up your camera. this link should help

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 04, 2017


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.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 03, 2017

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