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My LCD monitor on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is not working

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My LCD monitor on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 is not working - camera is on - takes pictures but I can't see what I am taking! Any suggestions please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  bluextc89 replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for stopping by today: Let's first start off by resetting the camera.


Remove the battery - then press and HOLD the picture trigger for a count of 10.


Re-insert the battery, turn the dial to iA... then head to a dark room - turn off the lights, and power on the camera.


Watch the display carefully. Does it slightly glow in the dark? Does anything ever come up on the display as it is starting up?


Let me know the results!



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The LCD light up briefly when switched on - can see come light in the dark but nothing else. zoom lens not working too.

Expert:  bluextc89 replied 3 years ago.
So the display is "glowing" in the darkened room, but there are no graphics?

What is the approximate age of the camera?
Expert:  bluextc89 replied 3 years ago.
The Lumix line is notorious for a problematic Ribbon cable - that connects the LED display to the processing boards. It can be loosened with mishandling (drops) etc, or even right out of the box (during shipping)... due to poor engineering/layout of the components.

If the camera is no longer under warranty - I recommend disassembly and re-seating of the 2 ribbon cables. CLICK HERE to see an example of a similar camera with the same issue as you describe. If you are wary about disassembling these small parts - a local camera repair may take on the project for free - in hopes of later business from you. If not, a nominal charge would apply.

If still under warranty, you don't want to get invasive - you'll need to have it repaired at a local authorized repair technician.

Unfortunately, there is not a reset or procedure to get ir up and working properly - without disassembly.

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