Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 Digital Camera ?

My Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 works perfectly except that the flash suddenly stopped working and yes, i have flash on, I have tried everything. The camera has been in occasional (reliable) use for about 18 months - could the flash device be used up or what? btw I have screened through many "1 solution" pages here and have not found ANY solution on any of them, just lots and lots of ads.


Answers :

There's no solution except to get the camera serviced. Your flash has died.
Replacing the flash capacitor is a solution. However this is an EXTREMELY dangerous procedure as you might get a nasty shock from the capacitor terminals should it discharge.
\015\012Proceed with extreme caution. Discharge yourself of static by grounding yourself. Open the housing with jewellers tools, locate the flash cap and its positive & negative terminals on the circuit board. Discharge the capacitor with a voltmeter touching the terminals. \015\012Otherwise send for a service ie repair.
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