For a deadline of 3 days I think what you have right now is a pretty good deal. Best not to mess it up worse trying to fix it.
What happens after you take a photo that doesn't let you take another one?
I have a panasonic DMC-FZ5. I can turn it on, and snap one picture. Thats it. If I want to take another picture, I need to turn it off, then on again. No buttons or zoom works.
I NEED this camera in 3 days! Is there anything I can do myself? Please help!