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Introduction

This guide is for replacing the entire camera lens assembly. It will guide you through all of the necessary steps to disassemble your camera.

Dissasembly of the lens box is not documented here and involves complex gear matching.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery and memory card from the device.

  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove 4 screws from the right side of the camera.

    • There are two 3.4mm screws at the top.

    • There are two 2.2mm screws at the bottom.

  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 3.4mm screw on the left side of the camera.

  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove 5 screws from the base of the camera.

    • There are two 2.2mm screws next to the battery compartment.

    • There are three 4mm screws around the tripod mount.

  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly slide the back cover away from the device

    • The back casing is held in place by two ribbon cables. Do not pull the back cover too far from the camera.

  6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Detach both ribbon cables using a spudger.

    • Use the tip of the spudger to lift the black clip upward, unlocking the ribbon cable.

  7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back casing from the camera.

  8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement, button board: step 8, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement, button board: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the spudger to remove the ribbon cable connecting the lens casing to the circuit board by lifting up the black clip.

    • Carefully remove the function switch cover. This unit snaps on and off.

  9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully unsnap the front logic board from the rear logic board using a spudger.

  10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the entire top part of the camera that is attached to the logic board, horizontally away from the camera.

  11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the ribbon cable from the top connection panel by unlocking the black clip with a spudger.

    • This leaves you with the logic board and the top connection panel separate and free from the camera

  12. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement, Camera Lens Assembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to detach the ribbon cable from the circuit board. Lift the black clip up to unlock it as before.

  13. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 screws holding the lens assembly in place.

    • The two screws on the left are 4.5mm with washers.

    • The single screw on the right is 4mm.

  14. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Push the lens assembly slightly toward the circuit board, and pull the left side out of the casing first. You will have to wiggle this out gently.

  15. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Camera Lens Assembly Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the entire assembly out of the casing.

    • The ribbons on the left and bottom of the assembly simply rest on the camera housing.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I have a Lumix, not sure if it is this one, but I now have a MUCH better idea on how to proceed. I was knocked off a shelf(in case) and fell about five feet to the floor. Dang CAT! It powers on and (if I recall) will still capture an image but the display is simply white. This tells me most of the camera is functioning and the ribbon cable has become disconnected.(I hope)

I have looked for this info before and have no idea why it did not show up on DDG, Google, or SP. Thank you for this guide.

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