Friday, January 13, 2017

Panasonic Digital cameras – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 – Error code Display – Lithium Battery replacement – Initialization

INITIAL SETTINGS
PROCEDURES:
Step 1. The temporary cancellation of initial setting:
Set the REC/PLAY switch to “[ Recording ]”.
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”.
While keep pressing [ AF macro/Focus button ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor button” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
Step 2. The cancellation of initial setting:
Set the REC/PLAY switch to “[ Playback ]”.
Press [ AF macro/Focus switch ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor button” simultaneously, turn the Power off.
Step 3. Turn the Power on:
Set the REC/PLAY switch to “[Recording]”, turn the Power on.
Step 4. Display the INITIAL SETTING:
While keep pressing [ MENU ] and “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor button” simultaneously, turn the Power off.
There are two kinds of “INITIAL SETTINGS” menu format.
[ 1. After replacing MAIN P.C.B./FLASH ROM ]
[ 2. Other than “After replacing MAIN P.C.B./FLASH ROM” ]
Step 5. Set the INITIAL SETTING
The model suffix can be chosen JUST ONE TIME.
Once one of the model suffix have been chosen, the model suffix lists will not be displayed, thus, it can not be changed.
Select the area carefully.
Select the area with pressing “[ UP ]/[ DOWN ] of Cursor button”, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor button”.
The only set area is displayed, and then press the “[ RIGHT ] of Cursor button” 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.
Service Mode
Error Code Memory Function
1. 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.
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.
(Since this unit has built-in memory, this error code memory function can be performed without inserting SD memory card.)
A. The temporary cancellation of initial setting:
Set the REC/PLAY switch to “[Recording]”.
Set the mode dial to “[ P ]”.
While keep pressing [ AF macro/Focus switch ] and “[ UP ] of Cursor button” simultaneously, turn the Power on.
B. The display of error code:
Press [ AF macro/Focus switch ], [MENU] and “[ LEFT ] of Cursor button” 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 > .....
C. 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 button” : It can be scroll up or down one.
“[ LEFT ] or [ RIGHT ] of Cursor button” : It can be display last 5 error or another 5 error.
D. 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 in not setting, it is displayed as “00000000”.
E. How to read the error code:
One error code is displayed for 8 bit, the contents of error codes is indicated.
How to Replace the Lithium Battery
Replacement Procedure
1. Remove the Main PCB.
2. Remove the Lithium battery and then replace it into new one.
How to Discharge the Capacitor on Main PCB
1. Put the insulation tube onto the lead part of Resistor (1kOhm /5W).
2. Put the resistor between both terminals of capacitor on MAIN PCB for approx. 5 seconds.
3. After discharging confirm that the capacitor voltage is lower than 10V using a voltmeter.