GX1 Issue - " turn camera off and then on again"

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by gqchynaboy, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. gqchynaboy

    gqchynaboy Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 18, 2012
    I haven't touched my GX1 in probably over a year, been using the E-M1. I started to shoot with the GX1 and then I get the message "Turn Camera off and then on again"

    -Turning off the camera and turning it on again does not fix the problem
    -Reformatting my SD card and using a new SD card didn't help
    -Restoring my camera to the factory settings didn't help
    -Switching to a different lens didn't help

    I've tried all kinds of settings on my camera itself and nothing seemed to help, I didn't drop the camera/get it wet or anything. Any ideas anyways? :confused:
  2. Bif

    Bif Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2012
    San Angelo TX
    Real Name:
    Bruce Foreman
    Doesn't sound like anything user "fixable", something may have "changed" on one of the circuit boards due to long inactivity. Electronics can do this.

    Send it to a Panasonic facility for an estimate. If it's going to be a bit expensive to "fix", apply that amount to saving up for a used GX7 while you watch the ads on this site. The GX7 is what the GX1 (as good as it is!) should have been.
  3. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Try giving the battery a full charge.