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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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Experience:  30 years of experience as a TV station tech gives me a unique understanding of technical equipment issues.
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Freddy, I thought I sent a msg but maybe you didn't receive

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Freddy, I thought I sent a msg but maybe you didn't receive it. I have a Panasonic Lumix dmc-lx7. The mode dial and the on/off buttons work but that is it. At first the zoom lever froze at 7.5x. Then everything else froze. Camera still displays settings but I can't use any buttons. I have removed and replaced the battery and have removed the memory card. I would appreciate any help as I am on vacation and missing some great pictures. Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
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I apologize I was offline when you posted this. I look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
I want to warn you that it is possible you will need to replace a part in order to fix this.
There are a few different things that can cause this and a couple different parts so we would need to troubleshoot to find out .
Does the camera show an error? Is the lens stuck extended?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No error and no the lens is not stuck. Thanks
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
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If you push down hard on any of the buttons do they do anything? How old is the camera? If over a year old did you happen to get an extended warranty?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nothing happens when I push down hard. I don't think I have an extended warranty. Bought it thru amazon. Bought one son 5 yers ago and no problem. This is just over a year old.
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
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Amazon usually has really good customer support but it would not be under warranty over a year old. Did anything change when you tried it with just the battery and no memory card?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. Nothing changed without the memory card.
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
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I apologize but I am unsure what might be doing this so I will opt out and open this to all experts.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So,what exactly does that mean?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not sure but it does seem to take a picture but at 7.5. Since I can't change to view mode I am not certain.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So since no one has answered me, I assume I am not paying for your service
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Since Freddy said he couldn't help me and would ask other experts no one has responded to me.