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My panasonic DMC_ZS100 is not recording audio when i record…

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My panasonic DMC_ZS100 is...

My panasonic DMC_ZS100 is not recording audio when i record in video mode. I have to record my son's wedding tomorrow! help!

Technician's Assistant: What device or product has sound issues?

Panasonic DMC-ZS100 camera in video mode

Technician's Assistant: How old is your DMC-ZS100?

Bought it January I think

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your DMC-ZS100?

Many things right now trying to record some video with sound!

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago
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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago

Check that the tiny microphone hole has not been blocked by any debris, preventing the camera from recording sound.

Try blowing into the mic hole whilst recording, and let me know if you hear any sound at all when you play it back...

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Looking for mic hole.....
Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago

The tiny stereo mic holes are located either side of the flash.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There are 2setsof either side of the pop up flash nothing below the flash. The holes do not appear to be obstructed in any way. There is NO sound on playback on the camera.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Is it possible to set something taht turns off the mic? When recording the display screen shows a symbol denoting no sound- typical bar across speaker type symbol.
Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago

Is it possible that some of the settings have been changed?

If you aren't sure which settings may have been changed, you can try a factory reset using the menu.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok. Welldo u have any ideas besides blocked mic hole?
Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago

Have you tried resetting the camera?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There is faint sounds. Not sure if that is due to the quality if the speakers in the camera and it will sound normal on playback on another system or what. We will have to record the ceremony witha backup just in case.
Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 5 months ago

If the mic holes are unblocked and you are only getting faint sounds after a reset then the camera likely has an internal fault with the microphone circuitry.

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