Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PANASONIC DMC-FS3 Digital Camera Service mode - Initial setting - Replacing the internal battery - Camera repair and Service - Service manual

Category: Digital Camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • Service mode 
  • Initial settings 
  • Battery replacing 


PANASONIC DMC-FS3

Service Mode
Error Code Memory Function
General description
This unit is equipped with history of error code memory function, and can be memorized 16 error codes in sequence from the latest. When the error is occurred more than 16, the oldest error is overwritten in sequence. The error code is not memorized when the power supply is shut down forcibly (when the unit is powered on by the battery, the battery is pulled out) because the error code is memorized to FLASH ROM when the unit is powered off.
How to display
The error code can be displayed by the following procedure: Before perform the error code memory function, connect the AC adaptor or insert the battery. (Since this unit has built-in memory, this error code memory function can be performed without inserting SD memory card.)
The temporary cancellation of initial setting:
Set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to “[ REC ] (Red camera mark)”. While keep pressing [ E.ZOOM ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor buttons” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
The display of error code:
Press [ E.ZOOM ], [ MENU ] and “[ LEFT ] of Cursor buttons” simultaneously with the step 1 condition. The display is changed as shown below when the above buttons is pressed simultaneously. Normal display > Error code display > Operation history display > Normal display > .....
The change of display:
The error code can be memorized 16 error codes in sequence, however it is displayed 5 errors on the LCD.
Display can be changed by the following procedure:
“[ UP ] or [ DOWN ] of Cursor buttons” : It can be scroll up or down one.
“[ LEFT ] or [ RIGHT ] of Cursor buttons” : It can be display last 5 error or another 5 error.
How to read the error date:
The error date code is displayed from the left in order at the year, month, day, time.
Error date information is acquired from "Clock setting" information when the error occurs. When the clock is not setting, it is
displayed as “00000000”.
INITIAL SETTINGS:
When you replace the Main PCB, be sure to perform the initial settings after achieving the adjustment by ordering the following procedure in accordance with model suffix of the unit.
PROCEDURES:
# Precautions: Proceed the picture back up from the unit. (Refer to above "CAUTION 2")
# Preparation. Set the Recording mode to "Normal Picture Mode".
Set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to "[REC] (Red camera mark)".
Turn on the power and then press the [MODE] button.
Select the "NORMAL PICTURE MODE" using "[UP] / [DOWN] of Cursor button".
Press [MENU/SET] button, then turn the power off.
# Step 1. The temporary cancellation of initial setting:
Set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to “[ REC ] (Red camera mark)”.
While keep pressing [ E.ZOOM ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor buttons” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
# Step 2. The cancellation of initial setting:
Set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to “[ PALYBACK ]”.
Press [ E.ZOOM ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor buttons” simultaneously, then turn the Power off.
# Step 3. Turn the Power on:
Set the [REC]/[PLAYBACK] selector switch to “[ REC ] (Red camera mark)”, and then turn the Power on.
# Step 4. Display the INITIAL SETTING:
While keep pressing [ MENU ] and “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor buttons” simultaneously, turn the Power off.
# Step 5. Set the INITIAL SETTING: (Refer to “CAUTION 1”)
Caution for before settings
Once "NONE(JAPAN)" (Area for Japan) or "P" (Area for Noth America) is selected with "INITIAL SETTINGS", other areas will
not displayed even if "INITIAL SETTINGS" menu is displayed again, thus, the area can not be changed.
Select the area carefully.
Select the area with pressing “[ UP ] / [ DOWN ] of Cursor buttons”, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor buttons”.
The only set area is displayed, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor buttons” after confirmation.
(The unit is powered off automatically.)
Confirm the display of “PLEASE SET THE CLOCK” in English when the unit is turned on again.
# Step 6. CONFIRMATION:
The display shows “PLEASE SET THE CLOCK” when turn the Power on again.
When the unit is connected to PC with USB cable, it is detected as removable media.
(When the “GT” or “GK” model suffix is selected, the display shows “PLEASE SET THE CLOCK” in Chinese.)
How to Replace the Lithium Battery
Replacement Procedure
1. Remove the MAIN PCB. (Refer to Disassembly Procedures.)
2. Remove the Lithium battery (Ref. No. “B9101” at foil side of MAIN PCB) and then replace it into new one.

NOTE:
This Lithium battery is a critical component.
(Type No.: ML421S/ZTE Manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co.,Ltd.)
It must never be subjected to excessive heat or discharge.
It must therefore only be fitted in requirement designed specifically for its use.
Replacement batteries must be of same type and manufacture.
They must be fitted in the same manner and location as the original battery, with the correct polarity contacts observed.
Do not attempt to re-charge the old battery or re-use it for any other purpose.
It should be disposed of in waste products destined for burial rather than incineration.