The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 was released March, 2008. It is the third camera in the TZ series, with a 3.0 inch viewing screen, 28-280 lens (10x optical zoom) and 9.1 megapixels. The TZ5 also has 720p HD video recording.

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Camera will not turn on.

The battery is fully charged. (I tested two different batteries.) When I slide the on button, nothing happens. I've cleaned the contacts with alcohohol, with no change.

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Thanks for your input. After cleaning the contacts and switching batteries again I got it to work. I checked with a multimeter and the one battery was a little low. So maybe, that threw me off.

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brilliant. glad you didn't have to tear the whole camera apart! we've all had bad batteries make our gadgets fail, but it's better than replacing expensive parts.

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Thank you very much!! Alcohol worked so beauifully!! For people who are not familiar, the contacts are the metal points of the battery that make contact with the camera unit. A gentle application of alcohol with a Q tip did the magic!!

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try taking a look at this guide it may be the i/o board which apparently you can replace.. you could try testing the battery contacts with a multimeter to check that you have a circuit

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+ just because the battery does have a charge does not mean it gets to the camera. Time for the multimeter...

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i am also grateful! i was online to buy a new camera because mine wouldn't turn on. i had charged and tried 3 different batteries, and nothing. the solution was so simple! thank you!!!

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