Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera ?

Camera turns on, but LCD screen is black

\015 When I turn on the camera, you can read the menu, display board, etc, but you cannot see what you are taking pictures of. It stays black. Any suggestions on how to fix this?\015

Answers :

I had this problem with an old camera of my brothers (he got a new one because he believed it to have become a dud). I fixed it a few hours ago, it was a CCD Flex problem (this here is an example of a CCD Flex which I found via google images: http://irfu.cea.fr/Sap/Phys/Sap/Activites/Projets/Megacam/Electronic/images/FlexPlie.jpg). Its a relatively nice camera to open up, this Panasonic Lumix, and it is well made except for the terrible malfunction of the camera because of this CCD Flex.
If you're confident of fixing it (I'd had no real experience fixing cameras before, though have much experience fixing computers and a little circuiting experience) then open it all up, you have to get the front casing off to make it easiest to fix so you must find all the screws to unscrew (including the ones attaching the zoomy-lens-thing to the front casing, hidden under the main circuit board). Then find what is connecting the zoomy-lens-thing to the circuit board (there should be two CCD Flex things (see above for a picture) and they were both orange on mine. I found that the problem was with one of them, the one that has plastic over it. I replaced the double-sided tape on the plastic with new double-sided tape, and took out the black thing holding the CCD Flex into the circuit board and then put the black thing back in whilst putting the CCD Flex back in, pushed it as far as it would go, then put the plastic back onto the circuit board via the double sided tape.
It sounds confusing when you read it, but thats because you haven't seen the inside of this camera yet ;) It'll make perfect sense when you do, and you'll be thinking that you're a hero for fixing this after you've done it. It took me 2 hours roughly, which included getting stuck a few times putting it back together, and finding the problem in the first place. Then I felt all tingly, like I was granted a mass amount of luck, once I turned the thing on and it was a picture straight away.
IF, however, it appears to be the other CCD Flex thats the problem, you should push it in properly, its a much nicer version than the one I had to tamper with.

Ohh, to start off with, you should check that the simple fix written on here actually works (its not really a fix, but a painkiller..) of pushing the bottom of the lens upwards. For me I pushed the lens up and left slightly, and it would come up with picture, or at least flicker a lot (it was a little temperamental), so I decided to fix it properly. If it doesn't flicker at least a little bit when you're fiddling with the lens, then you've probably got a different problem.
The end.
Solution: Turn the camera on. Put it into camera mode so the lens opens. Then push up on the underside of the lens, you'll see the screen light up and it can now take pictures. This worked for me for a month or two. The problem is that I have to keep pushing harder and harder to get it to turn on, and now it turns back off as soon as I stop pushing. So I have to get a new camera. This is a widespread problem with this camera. I previously paid Panasonic the $162 to fix the zoom freezing up. I'm not paying again.
Dan
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