Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera ?

Non of the buttons/controls work. The camera turns on and can only view the last picture taken. It changes the camera mode but cannot focus, zoom or take pictures


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A ribbon inside the camera had oxidised because i had left the batteries in the camera when it was not been used. This ribbon was changed and now it works.
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Non of the buttons/controls work. The camera turns on and can only view the last picture taken. It changes the camera mode but cannot focus, zoom or take pictures


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