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PLEASE HELP: Lumix G1 malfuction

by shenryo / February 1, 2012 3:41 AM PST

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Hi there folks,<span>

<span>Was just wondering if any you guys have come across this problem, can offer help, or point me in the right direction to seek help.

<span>Basically, over the past couple of weeks my Lumix G1 seems to be messing up. Firstly, it will not switch off. The on/off switch makes no difference whatsoever. To turn the camera off I actually have to manually remove the battery. Also, rapid shooting no longer works. If I hold my finger down, it takes one picture only, no matter what setting I have it on.I would really appreciate any help you can offer on this.

<span>Kind regards

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Just a few thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 4:06 AM PST

This seems to be a 2008 camera so it could be getting old. At least the battery is well past its prime. Did you put in a new freshly charge battery?

I also see they issued firmware for this model. Is the firmware current?

Good luck!

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by shenryo / February 1, 2012 4:18 AM PST
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thank you for the swift reply

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Then one question left and a new one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 4:25 AM PST
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1. I asked about firmware. Didn't see an answer.

2. How about a "reset"? I've found this to help sometimes.

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by shenryo / February 1, 2012 5:13 AM PST

Sorry, with regard to the firmware, this may need updated. Not sure how I'd know about this

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Here's their link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 5:50 AM PST
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by shenryo / February 2, 2012 4:30 AM PST
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Thank you Bob,

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by shenryo / February 5, 2012 2:01 AM PST
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It seems I already have the latest firmware on the camera Sad

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Then the last idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2012 7:51 AM PST
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Look through the menus for a reset or return to factory settings.

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by shenryo / February 21, 2012 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Then the last idea.


<div>Apologies for the delay in my reply. I took on board all of your very kind info but had no luck I am afraid. Somebody recommended a Panasonic camera specialist that would fix in a quick turnaround time, so the camera went there, camera hospital. It was returned in amazing time, all working Happy

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Thanks for the update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2012 1:10 AM PST
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We did try the usual do it yourself things. Sometimes the thing has to go to the shop or mother.

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