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My Panasonic digital camera model DMC-LZ4 appears to have a stuck shutter. The LCD is black except for the informational icons. Picture review works so the LCD is fine. The flash works, just no real pictures; each new picture is a blank. The lens drive works. All the electronics work, appears mechanical and related to the shutter.


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Hi leeallenebay

thank you for using fixya.

the issue that you are experiencing is actual a power saver for the unit. on the controls of the camera you will be able to see the button "Display", if you press that you will have diff modes on the LCD on which will be displayed (lens view / lens view with shot control modes / control modes / no display). just press the "Display button" a few times with about 5 seconds interval and you should see the camera lens view. make sure it is on shot mode, not on playback mode.

hope this helps,

best regards,

voodoo
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