Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera ?

Camera DMC-FZ20 fails to turn on after having a flat battery. recharged battery and used a new battery but fails to show ant life. What can I do?

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Assuming that the new battery you tried was the correct type for the camera and that it was fresh/fully charged, your problem may be due to corrosion on the\015\012battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the\015\012batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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