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Old Oct 5, 2010, 3:33 PM   #1
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Apologies if I'm posting this on the wrong forum. My Lumix LX3 stopped working the other day - the display screen was on and the zoom worked, but nothing else - the shutter button didn't respond, and I couldn't get to the settings menu. I tried removing the battery and replacing it - I was able to take one shot, and then it stopped working again. Later on, I removed the battery and let it sit overnight, then replaced the battery - again, I could take one shot, and then it stopped working. Has anyone else encountered this? I haven't taken it to a repair shop, yet - wonder if the fix will cost more than the camera's worth.

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Old Oct 5, 2010, 4:24 PM   #2
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If you have a memory card in it you might try removing that and use the internal memory.
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Old Oct 5, 2010, 7:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

It sounds to me like your battery has died! Do you have friend with another LX-3? Try using another LX3 battery to confirm that your battery has "conked out."

That strategy is a no cost-quick check. And it is certainly worth a try, before giving up on the camera, especailly if that is the original battery that came with the LX3 camera when new.

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Thanks, Clint and Joyce!

Joyce, I did try it with a different battery - it didn't help. Clint, I'll try pulling the card this evening.
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Well, I tried pulling the card - the camera worked! I put the card back in, and it still worked. I'll try it again tomorrow - maybe I'll buy a new card.

Thanks again for the advice!
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Try formatting the card in the camera. Sounds like it was having a "writing" problem.
But to be on the safe side I'd get another card.
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Yep, I was thinking it might be a good idea to get a new card, Clint - thanks.
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