no image on LCD
the LCD displays settings etc. correctly, but no image. Everything else appears to be OK.
a compact 'Travel Zoom' camera announced on January 31, 2007 as the successor to the TZ2.
It seems most likely that you have a faulty CCD sensor.
Here is a link to a video that shows how to replace the CCD sensor in your camera. It is in German but the video is self explanatory.
Here is a link to a supplier of the CCD sensor. It is not a recommendation to use the seller, it is merely shown to give an idea of the cost of the part and a close up view of what it looks like. There are others online that may suit you better. just search for panasonic lumix dmc-tz3 ccd sensor
Hopefully this is of some help.
Hi @wisconsingary ,
Assuming that the menu options are also not easily visible you could check that the LCD and / or backlight flex cables have not been jarred loose from the motherboard connector.
It it all appears to be OK then hopefully it may be a faulty LCD screen/backlight and not a problem on the motherboard. By your description "... Screen is real Faint.....", it is more likely to be the backlight that is the problem (smaller flex cable). Even if it is it cannot be repaired as it is integral to the LCD screen, which would have to be replaced
The screen is available online, Just search for Panasonic DMC- TZ3 LCD screen replacement part to get results for suppliers that suit you best.
Hi @wisconsingary ,
It means that there is a backlight problem.
If the problem is found to be in the screen and not the flex cable connection or the motherboard, then the LCD screen will have to be replaced, as the backlight is integral to the LCD screen and is not a separate repairable component.
As a DIY repair it may be easier to replace the screen first and hope that the problem is in the screen than to try and find out if the power is being supplied to the backlight or not. Without a schematic, there is the potential to cause more problems whilst testing.
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