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

Camera won't turn on. I flick the on switch there's no change. Yes the battery is in, yes the memory card is in. Is there any way to force reset it or reload the firmware etc?


Answers :

No. If the camera is dead then it cannot respond to anything you try.

Like all electronic gadgets, diagnosing a totally dead one is pretty much limited to checking the electrical contacts and trying a new battery, but if they fail or clearly aren't the cause it becomes very difficult. Diagnosis will require a skilled technician with specialist tools so must go back to Panasonic for repair. The repair will be free if your camera is still under warranty providing they find no sign of accident, misuse or unauthorised repair attempts.

Check with the Panasonic service facility in your country; in many territories they offer fixed price repairs and these will allow you to decide whether to repair or to replace. probably the latter as the DMC-FS5 was very definitely a budget model and is still available new for about \302\243130 from some suppliers and for \302\24380 on a factory-refurbished basis.

Sorry that I cannot provide you with the fix you hoped for, but there are severely limited options on totally dead devices. I hope that my reply has still given you some realistic options and that you are able to take a moment to rate my free answer.
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