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Water leaking in my waterproof camera

Water leaking in my waterproof camera

Hi, I bought this camera 2 years ago. The first time I went under water with it, water leaked into it. I made it repair (it seems that water leaking is not covered by warranty) by Panasonic itself but then I tried again and water leaked again into it. This time i want to repair it by myself because i don't trust them anymore. can you please help me?

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Guest [Entry]

"I am not familiar with your camera, but I have been using UW cameras since 1988 and have owned four different models of them.

WIth UW cameras it isn't a matter of if you flood your camera, it's a matter of when. UW cameras depend upon seals, called o-rings, to keep watertight. If a seal is old and dry, they can leak. If a seal is cut, nicked or has dirt, lint, hair on it, they can leak. If a camera has a poor latch design and is bumped, they can leak. If a camera exceeds the depth for which they were designed, they can leak.

I had a camera that I sent back to the manufacturer 3 times for leaking. Each time they replaced it. Each time they admitted the leak was a manufacturing problem. The third (and last time) the replaced it they informed me they no longer manufactured that camera, and they would not replace it again. The new model in that price range had been redesigned... they had a latch problem.

If there is no guide for this camera - you can create one. . . otherwise I'd recommend you contact Panasonic.

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Guest [Entry]

Sorry, those cameras are simply badly designed crap. Mine leaked the first time I used it, and the seal was new and clean. Since it was in salt water, it caused nasty corrosion and couldn't be repaired. Look at the comments on Amazon, the TS3/FT3 and its newer siblings all leak right away. Panasonic excluding this from warranty, claiming "its your own fault" should actually read: "Buying our cameras is your own fault, sucker".
Guest [Entry]

Yep my Lumix TS3 fogged up the lense first time I used it in a pool. I opened doors and let it dry, it has always done this since brand new . Until the other day snorkeling it died.
Guest [Entry]

I solve my problem.
Guest [Entry]

My Lumix DMC-TZ70 got a bit wet while hiking in Oregon. The display went blank and basically the camera stopped functioning. A couple of days in a bag of rice pretty well fixed it except for the flash. The repair shop said the repairs would cost about $300.00 Cdn. because it is out of warranty. They also said that Panasonic has a customer loyalty plan which may cover some of the cost. We'll see. TT
Guest [Entry]

I think everyone who was stupid enough to buy that nice $@$*, hate Panasonic forever.