Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera ?

The shutter appears to be stuck closed when taking pictures

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Some owners report a "fix" by tapping the camera firmly on a hard surface, but this can potentially cause even more problems. The only safe fix is professional repair. I suggest you take the camera to a local Panasonic dealer/repair shop (NOT the camera department in a chain store) or contact Panasonic via their web site to arrange repair. Be sure to get a firm price, not just an estimate, before you commit. The price of a repair can approach the cost of a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty.

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The shutter appears to be stuck closed when taking pictures

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