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Old 10-29-2019, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic LC20 problems

I had some help there today so I got out my camera hoping to take pictures of my bracelets. The camera would not turn on:

1 Changed the batteries. Nothing
2. Removed the batteries and memory card. Held down the shutter button for several seconds. Put the memory card and batteries in. Camera came to life.
3. Tried taking so shots but the camera would shut down.
4. Formatted the memory card on my computer, put into camera, it didn't like the format, so I had the camera format it.
5. There was one point where I was able to take three photos. I think I had the screen turned off. But then I seemed to have problems. Besides, the camera should work with the screen on.
6. Then again and again would turn it on and it would not stay on for long. I set the energy saver to 5 minutes that the problem remained.
7. I changed batteries and now it's dead.

I could fiddle for days but I'm tempted to take it in for repair.

   
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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I've had vaguely similar sounding problems with the Pano TZxx I used to use. In one case, it was second-party batteries that didn't want to hold a charge, but more often it was the camera+battery combo just being cranky about making a solid connection after I'd inserted the battery. Cleaning the terminals helped, as did pushing the battery in and out against the spring contacts a couple times before closing the battery cover.

   
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:38 PM   #3
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I ordered a different brand of battery. And I'll use those for my next run at the camera.

   
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andrew: And I'll use those for my next run at the camera.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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andrew: I could fiddle for days but I'm tempted to take it in for repair.
What a pita for you!


I think before taking it someplace, I'd try cleaning the contacts as Steve suggested--of course that means that you have to find a pencil with an eraser top and one where the easer top isn't so old as to be useless...'-}}


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Old 10-31-2019, 08:06 AM   #6
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Or wrap a little fine emery paper around the end of something that'll fit.

Of course that means that you have to find emery paper .... ;-)

   
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steve: Or wrap a little fine emery paper around the end of something that'll fit.
Ohhhh!! Never thought of that! I do have emery paper--well...I can cannibalize an emery board...'-}}



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An emery board might be too coarse for the job. I was thinking more of what I think they call jeweler's emery paper. VERY fine grit.

   
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steve: I was thinking more of what I think they call jeweler's emery paper. VERY fine grit.
Ahhhhh...yeah...I do know what that is...



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I'm going to give it a try and hope for the best.

   
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