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My camera is a Lumix DMC -FS16. When switched "on' it

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My camera is a Lumix DMC -FS16. When switched "on' it immediately zooms to maximum close up and stays there. Also the "menu set" selector button appears tot have no effect. Can these faalts be fixed or can I fix them myself? George

Hi there and welcome

Can you remove the battery please then hold the shutter button down for 60 seconds then release.

Wait 5 minutes, put the battery back in and turn it on.

Tell me please if it now operates correctly

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately I have to dash out right now but will do as you suggest on my return later this morning and revert to you. George

ok thanks George

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have done as you suggest, Richard, but no change. Lens still motor to fully tele-photo mode.


Can you do the following please

  1. Press [MENU/SET] button.
  2. Press < / > button to select “Setup” menu and then press [MENU/SET] button.
  3. select “Reset” and then press [MENU/SET] button.
  4. When a message appears select “Yes” and then press[MENU/SET] button.

Then tell me how it now functions please George.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I switched the camera on; the lens went to full telephoto (4X); the viewfinder display shows "4X'; I pressed the MENU/SET button which had no effect wjhatsoever. Pressing any other buttons ( < / > etc) similarly has no effect.


It is the internal mainboard that has faulted. This now confirms it

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the camera to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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