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Panasonic Lumix Simple Viewer & Photofun Studio Viewer software

Do you know where i can download the above software for my camera??

I have this camera, but installation CD with Photo Fun Studio viewer is lost. But I need Photo Fun Studio viewer. Where I can download this software.

my disc with simple wiewer installation software is damaged and I am looking for downloads. easyviw update download

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Do you know where i can download the above software for my camera??
I have this camera, but installation CD with Photo Fun Studio viewer is lost

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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camera will not turn on

the camera will not turn on or show any signs of life even when there are new batteries in it.

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This could be any of hundreds of different faults so I'll give you the ones you can check yourself. One or more of your batteries are faulty. The battery contacts are dirty. The batteries are inserted wrongly. You have a problem with the lens mechanism. Shake camera and listen for anything rattling around. If metal it could short anything out. Check your troubleshooting chart in your user's manual. Google for "Panasonic Lumix LZ2 problems" Is the power switch feeling as if it's actually switching. Has the camera been dropped or given swimming lessons. Check all your switches to make sure nothing is disabled. Apart from these it's impossible to say what's wrong. A trip to a repair shop may be in order.

Posted on Jul 03, 2006

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how do I format the

how do I format the sd card in the lumix dmc-zs7

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1. Go to picture-viewing mode
2. Select Menu/Set button
3. Select Setup
4. Select 'Format' on Page 6/6

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

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please turn camera off & then on again

I have a panasonic lumix DMC-LZ2 which is saying "please turn camera off & then on again" When i turn it off then back on, it repeats message after about 30 seconds. The lens doesnt go back in when camera is turned off. I have reset the camera in the menu but this didnt work either.

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off the camera again and try to open the menu and try to reset it .if the problem persist send it to the survice center

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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Broken LCD on Lumix dmc zs3

HI i wonder if anyone can help me. I need to have the lcd off my lumix dmc zs3 repaired. Were would be the best place to take it and how much am i looking at to have it fixed its a 3" screen. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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my lcd screen is black

when i turn my camera on the lcd screen is black and takes blacxk pictures

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hi there guys, if the screen is black and the camera takes black pictures, then you should look if you are getting a on screen display on camera mode. if you are then i would say one of two things, either the shutter is not opening or the ccd( electronic imaging device) is not functioning. to check the shutter you should look into the lenses centre part and check for movement from the shutter to see if it is opening.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Camera powers on, then off

My Lumix DMC-LZ2 powers on, lens goes all the way out, camera says "please turn camera off and then on again" so I turn it off and lens doesn't return in closed mode, stays out in zoom. Turn it back on and zoom returns in, then out again and same message appears. Anyone had this problem before? Pls. help as I think it would be cheaper to buy new camera than send it to Panasonic repair to get fixed, but I liked this camera :( Thanks!

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My got fixed when I gave it 5 gentle, firm bangs on the carpet with the bottom facing down. Got the advice from somebody online, figured, it's already broken and about 2 years old so what do I have to lose? To me was less risky than trying to open it. The focus problem got fixed and so far no message. Worth trying

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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panasonic lumix dc vario can't download pictures onto computer

panasonic lumix dc vario can't download pictures onto computer

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Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Posted on Apr 02, 2012

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Lumic DMC-F515 shows system error (focus) when

Lumic DMC-F515 shows system error (focus) when attempting to take picture.
Lens will not retract . The problem began when I fully zoomed in. Have taken battery out. It will play back pics. Can't get into menu at all. Any ideas?

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ2

When I turnt he camera on, it comes on and the lens comes out, the screen comes on, and a message pops up that tells me to turn the camera off and then on again. This happens over and over again, but does not fix the problem and does not stop. staciep

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My camera is a Lumix DMC - LS70 and the same thing was happening to me, the camera kept telling me to turn it off which never solved the problem and the lens never closed when the camera turned off. What i did was, i zoomed out as i turned the camera on (while it was in a picture taking mode) and it corrected itself. Try it and see what happens.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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