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I have a Lumix DMC-TZ3 and when I try to use zoom it shuts the camera down. Help!

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Maybe there's a small problem with the battery (it can't accept overload - or what it feels like) and it can be fixed by replacing it with a new separately sold battery. Also, all the batteries (in phones, to cameras, music players and also in laptop computers) go dead after some use and it has to be replaced.

Also, it can be a problem with the buttons. There is a problem with the inside of the camera. See if the zoom button is near to the power button and it can be fixed by a locally available authorised doctor.

It can even be a software problem. Try going to the camera's website and download the latest firmware available. If it is a new model, the company may have detected a problem with the software installed in it and may have called for a firmware return. You can download the correct software and install it in the camera.

Also, lastly, if nothing works, you can see if you still have the camera covered by a warranty. You can get it replaced free of cost if it is a manufacturing defect and you haven't done anything to it.

Also remember to never shake, drop or harshly handle the camera. Never check it in with your luggage in a plane.
Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, lets try the basic, battery.\015\012Not only ensure fresh, fully charge batteries but clean/scrape the\015\012battery contacts. Corrosion may have developed and thus can cause low\015\012battery input to the camera circuitry. In some instances, it may even\015\012be necessary to bend/stretch these contact pins/points to provide more\015\012pressure to the batteries themselves.

I am also inclined to\015\012suspect sand, dirt or dust has entered the lens mechanism and partially\015\012block lens movement at some point. Being an intricate mechanical\015\012problem, the correct procedure would be to seek the services of\015\012qualified professionals. However, a possible workaround would be to jar\015\012the camera lens into full action by thumping the camera base against\015\012the pal of one's hand or even an open book. This of course is not a\015\012sound technical solution and may even worsen the condition.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.
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