Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Troubleshooting

This is a troubleshooting guide for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Camera Won't Turn On ¶ 

Flip the switch and nothing happens

Battery Issues ¶ 

The battery may need charging. Take the battery out of the camera and let it charge completely.

Camera Issues ¶ 

If the camera has other lights turning on and the lens still extends, then your screen is broken. Go to replacing your screen.

LCD Screen Won't Turn On ¶ 

Camera Battery is Dead ¶ 

If the battery is dead, then the camera will not respond at all. Make sure you have a fully charged battery.

Camera Error ¶ 

As the device is powered on, the screen may display an error message for a few seconds. Although this may appear as if the screen is broken, this is not the case.

Broken LCD Screen ¶ 

If the camera turns on as normal and the lens extends in photo taking mode, and your screen does not display an image at any time during the photo taking process, your screen is broken. Follow this repair guide to replace your LCD screen.

Camera won't take any more pictures ¶ 

Check to make sure the memory card isn't full. If it is, connect your camera to a computer, copy the files off of the camera card, and then delete all files on the card.

No Valid Picture error ¶ 

This is caused by a memory card that is not present, empty, corrupted, broken or formatted by another camera. The best way to fix this issue is to format the memory card WARNING: This will erase all your pictures!

Memory Card Locked ¶ 

Remove the memory card and check to make sure the lock switch on the side of the memory card isn't engaged. If this issue persists, try formatting the card. WARNING: This will erase all your pictures!

Camera Will Not Connect to Computer ¶ 

With the memory card in the camera, photos will not upload to the computer

Battery is Dead ¶ 

Make sure the camera will still turn on and has adequate battery life. The camera must have battery to connect to a computer.

Wrong port on the Computer ¶ 

Try plugging in your connection cable to a new port on the computer. Use a port that you know works for other devices if possible.

IO Circuit Board is Broken ¶ 

If no other solution works, replace your IO circuit board in the camera.

Flash Malfunctioning ¶ 

When a picture is taken, the flash does not go off

Flash is Disabled ¶ 

Turn your camera off, wait five seconds, and power it on. Press the Flash toggle button on the back panel. It is located on the right directional button. Make sure the flash is set to always be on, and not auto. Auto flash will let the camera determine if a flash is needed, which may not fire.

Flash is Broken ¶ 

If the flash option is on and still not firing, your flash assembly may be broken. Follow this guide to replace the flash.

Lens will not Extend ¶ 

Dirt or Sand in your Lens ¶ 

If, when turning your camera on, your lens attempts to open but instead gets stuck and resets, then you have dirt in your lens. Use a can of compressed air to blow dirt out, or use a small paint brush to sweep it clean. Be careful not to scratch the glass lens in the front.

Broken Lens Assembly ¶ 

If your lens does not extend at all when turning on the camera, and you have checked the battery and display, then you need to replace the lens assembly.

Back Panel Buttons are Non-Responsive ¶ 

Buttons on the back do not work

Dirt or Dust in the Buttons ¶ 

Buttons only work occasionally

Using a can of compressed air, blow dust and dirt out of the buttons. You can also use small amounts of lens cleaner on the plastic to remove sticky residue.

Broken Circuit Board ¶ 

The camera works, but the buttons do not

If the buttons never work but the camera still powers on, you may need to replace the circuit board.



Shabari Visser - Reply

problems whit LUMIX DMC-FP2

Camera display [SYSTEEMFOUT {FOCUS } }

What to do

Shabari Visser - Reply

Camera will not work - message System error (zoom) what to do?

Valerie Neary - Reply

When I zoom, the camera instantly goes into video recording. It's so frustrating. I am trying to take a photograph and it videos. I am 1) missing my shot and 2) wasting my battery. Anyone else having the same problem? Suggestions?

Jill Single - Reply

My camera stopped working after a plane flight where it was in my carry-on luggage.

Everything seems to work except Motion Picture mode. It takes the normal still pic followed by the video file, but the file is minimal, like a fraction of a second. I also get a flashing orange icon resembling the SD card. I've tried 2 good SD cards and they both

fail the same way.

Les Brown

Les Brown - Reply

On my TZ4 the lens always goes into the "taking pictures*- position and stays there, no matter if it is switched off or on. In the On-position the display says: "Please turn camera off and on again," When you do so, the same happens again. The lens is moving back and then comes out again and rests in this out-position. When I switch the camera off and on permanently during 20 minutes, I have the impression the inside becomes warm. And suddenly the camera works completely normal. Afte letting it cool down during some hours, the story is going on again as prescribed above. No picture-taking possible again. Then the warming-up process can be repeated and it works well again after approx 20 minutes. Any good idea`?

Peter Novacek - Reply

Hi,picture of SD card flashing up red in top left hand corner....Any ideas why and how to fix ?

Susan filson - Reply

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