Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 Digital Camera ?

Camera turns on, but can't use menu

\015 This is a 1 yr old camera that turns on, but won't operate. Settings are frozen and no button will operate. Help\015

Answers :

I start quoting from you :

"i can use the wheel but can't get to the menu, "

Probably control switch faulty or disconnected from camera main pcb.

"zoom does not work, but\015\012lense will extend when camera is turned on."

No lens error , lens extend, more facts in favour of a bad control, or pcb problem.

"Camera worked fine until\015\012plugged into the computer for the first time, when I unplugged it it\015\012was frozen."

The only thing that may have caused a fault from the computer side is a short on USB connector, or more likely the camera had a fault concerning the switch selector, and now it is stuck in PC mode, as the selector is not working anymore.

Try the following simple reset:

Remove memory card and battery.
Keep holding camera start button pressed while putting back the batteries. Hold down the button for ten seconds.
If this and all the procedure already suggested do not work, that means you have an hardware problem.

The camera in this case must be taken apart to replace the selector switch that is defective (probably shorted).

This was the solution, Try reset, if that does not work, the camera has a faulty selector switch, and that must be replaced, that is a diagnosys from an electronic engineer, and the truth, like it or not.

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