There are other notes out there about cleaning the battery contacts. Hope this helps.
My fz35 developed a glitch where the shutter and zoom would stop responding and then start functioning again. I haven't used it for two years and finally replaced it with a Sony a3000. So I am swapping out the cameras in the camera bag and just for nothing I throw a battery into the lumix and it works perfectly. So frustrating! I shut it down before it glitched up but I was able to get off some comparison shots with the Sony which should be interesting.
I am really going to miss the zoom on the lumix. I tried sending it to be repaired but I just wasted my money.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.