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I have a DMC- TZ40. When it is switched on and in use it keeps

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I have a DMC- TZ40. When it is switched on and in use it keeps on taking pictures and I don't know how to stop it. If, for instance, I take two shots of a subject I find that the shutter keeps taking pictures every few seconds. Why? What am I not doing?
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This is not normal function so it wont be in the manual
Can you remove the battery from it and wait 5 minutes.
Then put the battery back in and tell me please if it still behaves this way.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have done as you suggested but the problem still remains.

ok, it appears the shutter button is getting stuck and this is causing it to enter repeat mode.
A corrupted firmware can cause this. But we have ruled this out by trying to restart it. The fact that it continues points to the button as the issue.
I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the camera to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.
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