Hello Freddie. The model is Panasonic (Lumix) DMC FX33. A message comes up on the screen telling me to switch camera off and then on again.
Nothing like that. No
I did that. The shutter does seem to open yes. It goes in and out three times and then sort of judders to a stop and does nothing.
I don't have a can of air duster.
I asked you yesterday about my Lumix DMC FX 33 and took your advice to give the lens a clean with a air pressurised spray. I have done this. I also took out the memory card but same problem occurred. Though now it is only making two in and out movements. Could it be because the battery is quite old now and has been recharged many times?
Anything else you can suggest? Many thanks
Why don't I send for a new battery and see if it improves? This could well be the problem although it indicates that the battery is charged up. Thanks so much for getting back to me again and so promptly. I shall try this.
The green light goes off. And it won't do anything. How can I tell if the lens unit needs replacing? There is a camera shop near me. I might go tomorrow? It probably needs looking at but you have done really well trying to diagnose it without even seeing the thing! Thank you.
Thanks for the heads up!
All's well that ends well. Took it to the camera shop. They spotted immediately that there was a dent on the lens unit. Someone must have dropped it! I have upgraded my camera now and busy playing with my brand new one and going to claim on house insurance for the damaged one. Thank you so much Freddie!