Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera ?

The pictures I take outside are white.

\015 When I take pictures with my camera inside, the photos turn out fine. But all photos that I take outdoors look like they have been washed out by white light. They look white whether I take them in to be developed or post them on the computer or look at them on my camera.\015

Answers :

A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera

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