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My Lumix FX01 turns on and opens and immediately zooms from wide (X1) to X14.6.Then none of the other switches or shutter will work. If I then turn it off it closes as usual. I did not drop it: it is about 3 years old.

Answers :


It looks like a lens error.

Try first removing and putting back the battery, and ensure that batteries are fully charged. A battery problem may cause the same.

When you turn on the camera, normally the main board will extend lens to detect light, focus and testing internal components on startup, doing camera POST test.

If the camera encounters a problem extending lens, then it will lock up to prevent further damage, and not respond anymore.

Another possible reason for the problem is a logical fault, or a problem operating the zoom motor.

The only way to find out is disassemblying the camera, inspecting lens first. Energizing zoom to full extension, checking the ribbon cables on the two control boards inside the Lumix.

The repair must be done by a technician.

You can get a quote on repair, either calling Panasonic at the number listed on the user manual, or asking a quote from a third party service like the one here:Repair.


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