Thursday, June 16, 2016

Panasonic Lumix digital camera – Panasonic DMC-FZ30 – How to initialize - Service mode – How to confirm the version – Digital camera repair and Service

Category: Camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to initialize settings
  • How to confirm the version
  • How to discharge the capacitor 

Panasonic DMC-FZ30

Initializing setting
CAUTION:
NEVER select “NONE(JAPAN)” if the unit is other than “JAPAN” model.
Other-wise, it can not be reset to the other.
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.
Step 1. The temporary cancellation of factory setting:
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”.
While keep pressing [ Optical Image Stabilizer ] and “[ UP ] of Cross key” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
Step 2. The cancellation of factory setting:
Set the mode dial to “[ Playback ]”.
While keep pressing [ Optical Image Stabilizer ] and “[ UP ] of Cross key” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
Step 3. Turn the Power on:
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”, and then turn the Power on.
Step 4. Display the INITIAL SETTING:
While keep pressing [ MENU ] and “[ RIGHT ] of Cross key” simultaneously, turn the Power off.
Step 5. Set the INITIAL SETTING:
Select the area with pressing “[ UP ] / [ DOWN ] of Cross key”, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cross key”.
The only set area is displayed, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cross key” 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.
Connect the unit to PC with USB cable and is detected as removable media.
(For China and Taiwan marker, the display shows “PLEASE SET THE CLOCK” in Chinese.)
Service Mode
Error Code Memory Function
1. General description
This unit is equipped with history of error code memory function, and can be memorized 32 error codes in sequence from the latest. When the error is occurred more than 32, 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.
2. 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, and insert the SD card.
# 1. The temporary cancellation of factory setting:
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”.
While pressing [ Optical Image Stabilizer Button ] and “[ UP ] of Cross key” simultaneously and hold them, turn the Power on.
# 2. The display of error code:
Press [ Optical Image Stabilizer Button ], [ MENU ] and “[ LEFT ] of Cross key” 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 > .....
3. The change of display:
The error code can be memorized 32 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 Cross key” : It can be scroll up or down one.
“[ LEFT ] or [ RIGHT ] of Cross key” : It can be display last 5 error or another 5 error.
How to returned to Normal Display:
Turn the power off and on, to exit from Error code display mode.
Confirmation of Firmware Version
The Firmware version can be confirmed by ordering the following steps:.
Step 1. The temporary cancellation of factory setting:
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”.
While keep pressing [ Optical Image Stabilizer ] and “[ UP ] of Cross key” simultaneously. turn the power on with inserting the SD
memory card which has a few photo data.
Step 2. Confirm the version:
Set the mode dial to “[ Playback ]” and then press [ DISPLAY ] to switch to LCD with indication.
Press [ Optical Image Stabilizer ] and “[ DOWN ] of Cross key” simultaneously. (No need to keep pressing.)
(The version information is displayed on the LCD with light blue colour letters.)
How to Discharge the Capacitor on Flash PCB
CAUTION:
1. Be sure to discharge the capacitor on FLASH PCB.
2. Be careful of the high voltage circuit on FLASH PCB when servicing.
Discharging Procedure
1. Refer to the disassemble procedure and Remove the necessary parts/unit.
2. Put the insulation tube onto the lead part of Resistor (ERG5SJ102:1kOhm /5W). (an equivalent type of resistor may be used.)
3. Put the resistor between both terminals of capacitor on FLASH PCB for approx. 5 seconds.
4. After discharging confirm that the capacitor voltage is lower than 10V using a voltmeter.