20 Most Recent Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS4 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


All batteries will eventually fail to hold a charge. The battery chemistry and how you charge it can change how long the battery will last. The DMC-FS4 has a Lithium-ion battery so it shouldn't have as much of the memory issue of older rechargeable batteries. (This is the "you routinely recharge the battery when it's at 50% then it always stops working at 50% charge" problem.)

How old is your battery? Eventually you will need a new battery but the time to replacement will depend on the number of recharge cycles. With a Li-ion battery, I'd expect several thousand recharges before failure. Temperature and usage will effect this. The battery does lose charge even when not used.

Be careful, some versions of the firmware look for Panasonic's specific batteries or a "that match the Panasonic rigorous specs".

I've seen a few devices where the charger failed before the battery. If a new battery doesn't seem to be charging, replace the charger. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012


You can download it from the support section of the Panasonic website.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 21, 2011


No it cannot be fixed by you because it has to be done with at most care.Only a skilled technician can do it.Please contact your nearest service center for a genuine accessory.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Nov 17, 2011


TRY A LITLE FORCE ON THE ZOOM LENS PULL IN WHEN YUO TURN ON

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how to find the manuals, drivers, downloads andsupport for Digital Cameras.

DigitalCamera Manuals, Drivers, Downloads, and Support How to easilydownload Pictures from Digital Camera
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Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011


The best way to download pictures from your camera to a computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to the computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as iPhoto on Windows or Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ) on Windows.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011


SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 17, 2011


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

If that doesn't do it, try another card.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 12, 2011


According to ehow:

Turn off your Canon 1000D and remove the memory card, lens, battery and time/date secondary battery. The secondary battery is a small, round battery about the size of a dime found in the same compartment as the main battery. It is located in a vertical slot. Slide out the secondary battery by pressing your finger on the battery and pulling it toward you.
  • Place the body cap on your camera to keep dust out. Attach the front and back lens caps on your lens to prevent scratches and other damage.
  • Let the camera sit for 20 minutes. This will clear the camera's memory.
  • Place the date/time secondary battery and a fully charged primary battery in the camera and turn it on.
  • Press the shutter release button (the button you push to take a picture). If you are still receiving an Error 99, the problem is most likely caused by the camera body itself. The camera body must be serviced by a professional camera technician.
  • Turn off the camera and insert the memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the memory card. Turn off your camera and insert a different memory card. Turn the camera back on and press the shutter release again.
  • Turn off the camera and reattach the lens. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you receive an Error 99, turn the camera off and remove the lens.
  • Turn the camera so that it is face down, and gently clean the lens contacts on the camera body with a number 2 pencil eraser or soft cloth. The lens contacts are the eight small, gold pieces on the bottom of the lens mount. Be careful not to let any of the eraser scraps fall into the camera body.
  • Turn the lens so that the side that attaches to the camera is upside down. Use the eraser or soft cloth to clean the lens contacts on the lens, being careful not to let any eraser scraps fall into the lens.
  • Reattach the lens to the camera. Turn on the camera and press the shutter release button. If you are receiving an Error 99, the error is most likely caused by the lens. Take the lens to a professional camera technician for repair.

  • Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on May 11, 2011


    hello there use your USB cable for charging your camera battery. No need to take out the battery from camera. Some Tips.
  • You may choose our Smart Charger (0.5A,UL listed) for 3.7 V Li-Ion battery Pack to recharge this battery pack. Must charge the battery pack with correct polarity. The estimated charging time is 2.76 hours .
  • You may connect two 3.6v 920 mah pack in either series or parallel connection for making a higher voltage and higher capacity pack.

  • Hope you have those staff with your camera. use that for charging. Follow the link.
    http://www.batteryspace.com/smartcharger05afor37vli-ionpolymerrechargeablebatterypack--ceullisted.aspx

    Thanks, i am waiting for your feed back & if you satisfied then thumps me please.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011


    Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.

    The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

    Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011


    Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

    The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

    Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


    Good day,

    This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

    Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

    1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

    2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

    • Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
    • Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
    • Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
    • You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
    • The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
    • If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
    • The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.
    If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.

    Regards
    15073327

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011


    The memory card may be physically locked. If you remove the memory card from the camera look at the side of the card. There is a small lock that can be slid up and down on the side of the card. Make sure the lock is off. If you cannot tell which direction is locked switch it and then try it in the camera.

    If you have pictures on the card try to download them with a card reader first then attempt to format the card in the camera by going into the camera menu.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


    Lens mechinism defective and it needs to be repaired or replaced. Contact Panasonic or a local repair shop.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


    you can transfer by means of usb connector, bluetooth device or via removable card then download photo from removable card to pc

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


    Probably, but you have to tell us what the problem is.

    Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

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