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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

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Andrea

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019


More than likely you have a bad circuit board behind the LCD. The LCD is the display itself. I've seen where someone did a bad job of soldering job, (cold solder joint created by flow soldering), at the factory. It may have passed quality control initially but one good hard bump and the 'cold solder' joint that was created at the company just got 'born.' It happens. Most of the time it's not a problem, but you will run across this every now and then. It looks like you 'then.' If it's still in warranty, take it back and ask for an exchange. If it's just past warranty, take it back anyway! Usually sellers understand and won't have a problem with an exchange.
Understand...It's not a user fixable thing!

Panasonic Lands... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019


The question is ambiguous from the standpoint of signal strength or television settings. If the signal strength drops the television wont do anything till it drops below a point that it pixelates. Then you will see big squares with blotches of color and the picture appears jerky. If that is not present, it is a good thing. The television settings are a matter of personal taste.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 04, 2019


It appears to be made for the Japanese market.

Panasonic will launch two new GPS systems in the form of the Strada CN-H500WD and CN-H500D. These in-dash car navigation systems feature "Motion Control" user interface, allowing you to manipulate the map with hand gestures. Both navigation gadgets also provide an integrated DVD/CD player, a 7-inch (800 x 480) LED-backlit touchscreen display, a 1Seg TV tuner, SRS WOW HD, a 60GB of internal HDD and the Panasonic PEAKS image processor. The Panasonic CN-H500WD and CN-H500D will be available in the Japanese market in August 2011.

Putting that model number into Panasonic Support search only brings up details in Japanese.

http://vftr.panasonic.co.jp/en/search.x?q=cn-h500d&searchIn=&_charset_=utf-8

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 04, 2019


Hi I'm looking for the paper lead from sub to DVD any ideas where I can get 1 from

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019


From what I can find, about 12W per channel as it is designed to work a sub amplifier.

Panasonic Audio... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019


Had the same issue with my DMC-FZ50 for a couple weeks, and tried turning it onn and off countless times. I could hear something happening inside the lens on start-up and surmised the internal shutter was trying to open but wasn't able to. I guessed that the turn off/turn on idea was to resend the command impulse to open the shutter. So.... I t urned it on while repeatedly hitting the side of the lens firmly with the palm of my hand and.....it worked!!!!

Panasonic Lumix ... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


I may have bad news for you. Here's my story with the PVD4744S.

I watched over an hour of a DVD-video disc one night, no problems. The next night, I played only the intro; then the DVD player gave a message, "This type of disc cannot be played. Please insert another disc." Thereafter, I couldn't play any of several DVDs.

The manual gives little help:
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/PVD4744.PDF

My disappointment is exacerbated by the declining availability of DVD/VHS players with an RF modulator. Maybe Panasonic should create a repair kit for aging devices.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


Same here! It would say something along the lines of "this type of disc cannot be played. please insert a different disc." it's the appropriate dvd region, i've tried all types of dvds, and it still won't work. the vhs and cd still works, it's just the dvd player that won't.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


Have you tried other DVD's in this unit and they work? If so it might be just an incompatibility issue with that DVD in your TV.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019


My sympathy. You are having a bad day.
The most likely cause is your defrost evaporation pan (if the refrigerator is frost free and almost all within the last 20 years are) the defroster runs water from the freezer unit (and maybe refrigerator unit) down a tube to a pan under the machine.
You will need to pull the machine out where you can get all around it, find the pan, pull it out (may have water in it) empty the pan, clean the pan (if you have had the machine long, it may be nasty), and then make sure that the tube is clear. Sometimes the part that goes from the tube to the freezer and or refrigerator compartment is tilted down so the water goes into the machine instead of down the tube.

You also need to clean the coils and other parts of the underneath of the refrigerator while you are there.

If this does not fix the problem, you probably need to pay for a service call. Sears is always sending me e-mails telling me how cheap their service is. You may want to check it out before your start as they may give you a "special introductory offer".

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


It isn't in the charger dock correctly.
There is no power to the dock.
Your battery has failed and need replacing.

Panasonic Lands... | Answered on Sep 28, 2019

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