DMC TZ6 System Error (FOCUS)
Ty Price - thank you! I bought a DMC FX580 off eBay, untested, for $7 + $3 shipping, just for the heck of it. You never know, it could work, right? So I ordered a battery and charger, popped the fully charged battery in, and found it had the dreaded "System Error (FOCUS)"
I decided to Google the problem, and ended up on fixya. I read your suggestions, followed every one in detail and in order, and finally won the lottery with your last suggestion.
I played with the lens by keeping it from extending, preventing it from retracting, and finessing everything in between. I felt for 'give' and when I felt it, I went with it. Three click/snap events with no result, then on the fourth click/snap... wah-lah! I had the screen back, and all functions now work perfectly.
I'm much more comfortable working with things mechanical than things electronic, so I'm delighted that I was able to use physical manipulation to fix this fancy little camera.
That was so much fun - thank you again!
on Dec 16, 2015