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Old Dec 15, 2013, 4:21 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic DMC-FZ5 malfunction

A few days ago the zoom was getting stuck on my camera, so I shut it off and turned it back on. That seemed to work. The mode dial was also not working either. Today, though, those functions aren't working at all. None of the buttons on the back of the camera work. The camera will not zoom, and the mode dial doesn't work either. It still comes on, the screen works, and it takes photos.

I read somewhere that it might be the motherboard.

Has anyone else had a similar problem with this camera? And if so, were you able to fix it, and how so?

Thank you for any help.
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Old Dec 15, 2013, 8:12 AM   #2
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My FZ28 fell badly, taking a good hit on the dial/shutter release area. I had to give it in for service, and wait for about 2 months - mainly to get the spare from their central stockyard in Mumbai. After several follow up calls and email, I finally got it replaced and since then the camera is working fine, as good as new. They charged something like INR 1000 (USD 16). Here is the broken part:
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G'day Kevin from Texas

I'd say that now might be a good time to update
The FZ5 is now 7-8 yrs old - the FZ70 or FZ200 would be worth a very close look

Look also at other posts on FZ cameras here as well
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