I've had my LX-5 for over a year now and love the camera. But mine developed a problem -- and the worst kind, an intermittent one. Occasionally and without warning, The camera would act as if I was changing the mode dial rapidly and then error out.
I searched the internet far and wide for a solution or to even see if others had a similar problem. Trained by the Navy years ago as a mechanical repairman, I don't usually like to touch electronic problems. I took the camera to a place in Ft. Lauderdale called "The Camera Clinic" and the guy took my in and called me a week later saying "the problem is on the mainboard." When I went to pick it up, he charged me $15 for his time.
I fired up the camera and it worked fine, but eventually started the problem again.
I found the repair manual on the Web and decided to take a look and seeing that the connection between the Mode Dial and the electronics was mechanical, decided to have a go at it. Removed the back and used radio shack electronic cleaner. It has been a week and the problem has not returned.
And I learned the main board doesn't control that function anyway. I hate to be lied to and I feel taken, but glad I have my LX back.
Anyone have a similar experience?