Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera ?

Camera will not power down, power switch issue?

\015 The power switch moves between on and off but does not turn camera off. Began after use on very foggy/wet day. Maybe a moisture issue, I have already tried to dry out. I have disassembled the back and can see the ZIF plug leading up to it but don't know how to remove top plate to visually inspect the switch.Thanks in advance for any help!Merrill\015

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I don't have any experience with this camera, but it does sound like either the switch contacts are corroded, or the switch is broken. Since you mention moisture, we'll go with that. You will have to probably take the camera apart to a measurable degree to inspect and clean the contacts, and that may require a service manual, unless you can find someone to walk you through it, that's been there, done that. I know on some types of cameras, you have to totally dissassemble the entire body to replace a broken power switch- a common problem on certain Sonys, it seems. Moisture can affect both the electrical and mechanical parts in a camera, and often render it unaffordable to service and repair. Wish I had an easy "fix" to tell you about, but sometimes there just isn't one.
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