Having problems with your Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Digital Camera ?

TZ5 lens cover unresponsive to On/Off switch.

\015 Took photos on a flight, put the camera back in its hardcase but may have put it in upside down, not sure - it was dark. At destination, found that the center slat stays put regardless of the On/Off switch position. Gingerly moved it with a clean Q-tip, finally got the lens cover to stay in the stuck open position, which allows picture taking. Later the top slat seems to be somewhat responsive to the On/Off switch. Panasonic 1st level had suggested using the Reset function in the menu, tried it but just heard some clicking noise. Now camera is with Panasonic shop in Mcallen, Tx.. Hope to get it or msot likely a refurbished one back, 7 - 14 business days, according to Panasonic.\015

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I had a TZ1 and the rotary switch started bouncing between the regular exposure and the iA exposure.\015\012so I went to Costco and bought a new TZ5 (which is obsolete now). Technology changes so fast with cameras, trying to repair a 1 2 or 3 year old camera is not worth the aggravation. \015\012\015\012Just go buy a new camera at the store of your choice. I suggest Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot or Costco, choose a store with a no squabble return policy. \015\012Just like an old relationship, move on to newer and better things! Life is to short to fool around with things that don't work.
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