dmc-sz8 problems

5 years 2 months ago #643592 by lumxcman
Hello, I've just seen this forum and hope someone out there can help me fix a problem with my Panasonic dmc-sz8

I've been using the camera for a while now with no problems and then a few days ago when I tried to charge it from my PC I started getting a problem which is bafflimg me.

When I switch on the power it goes straight into charge mode and  displays something like "connect to PC or pict bridge" and goes no further even after turning it off and on again.

The battery is fully charged (using a mains charger) and using a Panasonic USB lead.

I need to know if I can reset it before it comes up with this message.

To me it seems like it's got itself stuck somewhere and needs to be reset, but I can't find any info on line that gives advice about this.

Thanking you in anticipation of a solution.

Derek Andrews


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5 years 2 months ago #643602 by Jim Photo
Have you tried updating the firmware or changed any settings on it?


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5 years 2 months ago #643603 by Roy Wilson
Now are you switching the cameras power on when you try to charge the battery?  The cameras power has to be "OFF" when it's charging. 

When you are connecting the USB cable to your computer, then the camera must be in PC mode and ON. 


Lastly, is the little slider switch on the side of the memory card in correct position?  Not locked?

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