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

Lumix TZ3 lens does not open

\015 My camera is about 3 months old and recently at a concert I was taking pictures when my screen went black. I turned it off and when I turned it back on, nothing happened. My display will turn on when I am in play mode but if I switch to any mode to take pictures, it seems to turn off. Any suggestions?\015

Answers :

It is not clear if you are saying whole camera turns off or just screen turns off.
\015\012
\015\012Notice before the camera went bad the lense does not extend in play mode, while it does in record mode. Many cameras have software that automatically turns camera off if lens cannot/fails to extend for some reason. Try to help it extend in record mode before camera turns off.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Lens Won't Open


This is a common problem with TZ3s. Power the camera on, then puff a little graphite onto the lens cover and coax it open with a tooth pic. Do this, powering the camera on/off till lens opens normally. Add little more graphite if necessary, but spari ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Lumix DMC-FX12 zoom lens won't open - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera


If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that's\015\012preventing the camera from operating properly. If it hasn't been\015\012dropped, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries\015\012or corrosion on the ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

When I turn my Panasonic Lumix PMC-TZ3 on the lens does not open at all.... Please Help!!


Digital cameras have too many circuit connectors that could develop contact resistance without boundary lubricants. Cheaper to buy a new digital camera. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Lens cover is stuck half way open on Lumix DMC-TZ3


Argh! me, too! i love this camera, but the lens cover is just plain stupid. we used the camera at the beach for a couple days, and i could tell a grain of sand got stuck behind the lens cover. now it is jammed and the camera is totally out of commi ... Digital Cameras

Lumix TZ3 lens does not open


It is not clear if you are saying whole camera turns off or just screen turns off. \015\012\015\012Notice before the camera went bad the lense does not extend in play mode, while it does in record mode. Many cameras have software that aut ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix TZ3 lens cover stuck. Will not open fully, will not close fully...


... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Lens wont open on Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 - Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera


... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

A classic one... so it seems, but I could not find an answer here or elsewhere. My Lumix DMC-FP1 normally can be turned on by either opening the lens cover or by pushing the 'ON' button. It does not any longer recognize the fact that the lens cover IS open. When pushing ON it comes back with message "Please open lense cover", even with cover open. Yes the thing did fall ... I have downloaded service/repair manual but there are no hints on how to fix. Can it be fixed? That is the question.


You will need to read the section which says lens dissassembly. If the lens is not extending when the error message appears, then it is likely that something is preventing it from extending. My money would be on lens gears, which are either dislodged ... Panasonic Lumix DMCFP1 Digital Camera

Panasonic Lumix lens does not open all the way


Lumix len goes in and out then I'm told to shut off ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

I dropped my Lumix TZ4 camera in the snow very briefly. I picked it up and wiped it off, but it shut down with the lens still open. Although the battery is fully charged, the on/off switch does not work and the lens remains open. There is no screen display and no response at all from the camera. Is there a reset I can do?


There is no reset ..the only thing you can try is remove the batteries and insert a new set while you keep the power button pressed..and hope the lens are ok and they retract ..otherwise you have to get them to a repair shop and have it stripped ..ca ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera

I have the same problem with my Lumix DMC-TZ3 lens error states "Turn off camera and then turn back on" Though my lens tries to adjust then stops. The power stays on with the error message. Til I turn it off .The lens still does not retract. Now when I turn it back on the lens will do the same thing. I don't think its the lens. How would someone repair or replace firmware. Can it be done over the net?


Of course it's the lens. Try these:\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Lumix DMC FX8 lens cap opens intermitently,some images shoot rotated 180 degrees


Hi,\015\012\015\012i've an fx8. i had a problem 2 weeks ago. my objective didn't want to close when i switched the camera off. it remained open. when i switched the camera on again, the objetcive has closed and opened again, and the _Turn Off the Cam ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Digital Camera

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-tz3 camera. I dropped it and cracked the lens cover and badly bent the metal lens part. Can I order the new lens and replace it myself, or must it be sent in? It doesnt seem to screw off.


If you don't know already, then I wouldn't try repairing it. Consider selling it on ebay to a repairman who fixes and resells them. Then buy a good on from a repairman or someone upgrading, for a good price.Doesn't sound like an amateur's ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

I have a small Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera. After fully charging the battery I am all of then sudden getting this error message :"please turn camera off and then on again." When the camer is OFF the lens is extended and open. When I move the camera to ON the lens moves in to the closed position closes, then reopens, extends, tries to focus, is unable to and the error message appears "Please turn camera off and then on again" This cycle just repeats. The lens is able to extend it is not st


Hi,Checkout this tip about digital camera error messagesLens Errorfix for Digital Cameraheatman101 ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

The lens cover on my Lumix TZ7 will not open correctly


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera

Panasonic lumix dmc-fs35 will switch on but lens wont open, makes grinding noise then 'system error zoom' appears on screen. think there might be sand in there but no idea how to fix this, hel


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 / DMC-FS35 Digital Camera

Panasonic lumix dmc-lz7 lens cover won't open


Hey how you doin.\015\012I had the same problem during a trip around Australia, some bull dust built up around the lens area. The only thing I did to rectify the problem was to blow it out with a tyre inflator at a road house when I stopped for ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Digital Camera

I have a Panasonic Lumix digital camera model DMC-TZ3. It fell into a toilet 8 months ago. I know gross. Fell when the water was still clean.Camera seemed dead. Found it in my garage the other day and stuck the battery in it and it came to life and takes pictures. Problem is that the inside of the lens needs to be cleaned as the water dried inside and left it smudged. Camera shop wants $161.00 to clean it. A new camera of this model is on Amazon for same price. How do I get inside the len


For reparing estimates cost of camerahttp://www.advancecamera.com/repairthe link will help you to ... Digital Cameras

The lens on my panasonic lumix dmc-fx07k camera will not open or extend out. when you turn the camera on it sounds as if it is in the process of opening and coming out, but it does not.


Hi\015\012 \015\012 \015\012Thanks for using FixYa. To start with try to blow compressed air around the lens cover so that if there is any dirt it cleans if off. You can also ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera

My Panasonic DMC-TZ3 lens cover gets stuck and won't open completely. It has been getting worse. If I CAREFULLY assist it, it will fully open. I don't remember any trauma, such as dropping the camera. I've had it almost a year and a half and the problem started about 6 months ago. I am going on a big trip in a week and need a reliable camera. Thanks! Bradley


Please see my solution to your problem on other peoples questions with the same problem. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Aloha, My Lumix DMC-TZ3 is having issues. When I turn it on it is extremely dark. It's almost as if the camera is only registering one side of the color spectrum. Even the pictures that are taken come out dark, so I'm guessing it's a lens problem. Not sure how it happened, because the camera was not dropped or treated badly anytime recently. The day before it started going wonky, the pictures and camera were fine. Could this be a lens issue or something internal. Is there a reset button to resto


Unless the protector blades on the front of the lens aren't opening fully, this doesn't sound like a lens problem. It sounds more like a sensor problem. Reset is accomplished by going into the menu and finding "reset"...follow the on-screen instructi ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera

Am in Italy and my Lumix DMC ZS6 camera was dropped on a stone floor. The LCD is was cracked but the lens tracted and retracted and it took pictures. Two weeks later however, whenI wanted to use the camera, it did not turn on and the lens did not open. Is this simply a matter of replacing the LCD or could it be a bigger problem with the electronics. Would it be better just to buy another camera? Thanks!


Hello LauraWell, as you can imagine, dropping the camera will almost always have bad results. Besides your cracked LCD, i think you might have a circuit problem.In this case, it will be much cheaper to rather buy a new camera, ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera

My kids accidentally dropped my Panazonic Lumix TZ-10 on the floor (not from a great height). The lens at that moment could only half close, but after turning power on and off a few times, now it opens and closes as normal. I can still view photos HOWEVER I cannot take new photos, the screen is black and the photos turn out black. I looked into the lens as it took the photo and there is no movement in there. The camera is still under warranty.


The warranty is unlikely to cover accidental damage but you could check if you have any insurance cover, perhaps in house contents or travel, or you might ask the retailer if he would help under 'goodwill'. It sounds as if the lens extension mechanis ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Panasonic lumix lz6 has no view through lens on the lcd. powers up ok,lens out with shutter open. responds to zoom.Lcd works with menu items. power save set on 2 minutes. New batteries.


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6 Digital Camera

DMC-TZ3... it has not been dropped or wet...was working fine, then not.... the lens cover opens fine but does not show any image when you turn it on...if you push the button to take a photo the flash works but it does not take any photo...I think the shutter is not opening.


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.\015\0121. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.\015\0122. Look carefully between the lens and the camera bo ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1480 seconds