Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera ?

My Panasonic DMC FZ8 will not switch on in any picture taking mode. There is a sllght whizzing sound and the screen goes blank. Picture replay is OK The problem ocurred during rain and it may have got a mall amount of liquid spilt on it

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It sounds like for sure that one of two things might have happened. Either they rain shorted out a component, or part of the cpu output (that controls the lens assembly). The whizzing sound is the lens assembly drive motor trying to drive the lens gears. Usually this symptom is caused by a jammed lens assembly (damaging the tiny, plastic drive gears), or by some obstruction in the assembly (dirt, sand, lint, etc.). Water wouldn't impede the gears, but could certainly affect the electronic signals to it. Here is a web blog about the problem, and they suggest a number of things to try to fix the problem. http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012If nothing helps, the camera will have to be serviced. Get an estimate first, since the cost of repair can often exceed replacement cost, or come near it. Good luck, and hope this helps.
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