Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K Digital Camera ?

Lumix DMC-FZ50 will not power up. Tried 3 batteries and 2 chargers, no luck. tried turning on and off, changing modes...no luck. Suggestions?


Answers :

If this camera is like my FZ20, there is a socket to provide power to the camera from a mains adapter. The input socket is under the cover where the USB lead goes, and the manual shows a lead attached between this and a battery charger. My battery charger does not have this lead or DC output, though. The one that does is an optional extra, part DMW-CAC1. The manual recommends using the adapter to power the camera when it is connected to a computer, to make sure that a flat battery doesn't cause the memory to become corrupted.

My suggestion is that you attempt to power the camera through this DC power input, either with the approved adapter (maybe one of the chargers you are using has the output?) or with a generic one. I have successfully used a generic 9 volt adapter on my camera (positive center connector).

If it will power up with an adapter, I expect there is an issue with the connections in the battery housing. Otherwise, it might be a more fundamental fault.
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