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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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Experience:  30 years of experience as a TV station technician gives me a unique understanding of technical equipment issues.
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Oh, I have a Lumix DMC-TZ6 digital camera. The monitor on

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Oh, hello. I have a Lumix DMC-TZ6 digital camera. The monitor on the back is just showing fuzz and interference (no discernable picture). I wondered if there was any way of doing some sort of screen reset? Many thanks. T
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It's a Panasonic, Lumix DMC-TZ6 with Leica lens and 12x digital zoom and iA (intelligent auto) feature. I think around 5 years old. T
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I cant find any online to try. I was hoping that there would be some version of 'control-alt-delete' for the screen but cant find one. It did have an SD card but I cant find it at the moment, otherwise I would test my suspicion that the camera is fully working, but simply not showing me the pictures. T
JA: The camera expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: No. Thank you.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Shahid replied 4 months ago.

Hello and Welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'll assist you today. I'm sorry you're having trouble with it. I need additional info to troubleshoot the issue.

- Do the camera icon/ menu graphics appear normal on screen?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, they don't. Just a fuzzy screen, similar to when you have a bad aerial reception / interferenc on an old-style tv.
Expert:  Shahid replied 4 months ago.

OK, please take a fresh picture and transfer it to computer and open it up.

Does it look normal or has same. similar problem as you get on camera screen?
This test will help to narrow down the issue.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Sorry, that took me a while. I'm unable to do it. Cannot get the lead from the camera to appear on one of the sources on my tv screen (and don't have SD card to put it into computer.)
Expert:  Shahid replied 4 months ago.

OK, no problem, please take your time to do the test and reply back with the result, we will continue troubleshooting at later time.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK. Will hunt down an SD Card.T
Expert:  Shahid replied 4 months ago.

Sure, no rush.