G1 Wierdness, anybody ?

GaryCh

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2 months in and I'm getting glitches.

1. Quite often when I turn on the G1 I get the message "mode dial is not in the proper position" ... a gentle tap on the top of the dial usualy makes the message disappear, otherwise I have to rotate the dial at least a third of a click.

I was guessing a poor contact in the dial switch... but theres also a chance it could be a desynch between the indicated position and the expected position (firmware issue). Has anyone else seen this ?


2. Sometimes I also get "check the lens is attached correctly" ... at first I thought I was slightly touching the lens release button, but after a precautionary change of grip it is still happening.

So, two bad-switch issues at the same time ? A common component ? A firmware issue ? Just concidentally noisy switches ? I have no idea, but it is bugging me. They both first occurred on the same day.

Only had the camera since the beginning of March so I could probably get the body changed... I certainly don't want it swapped out for a reconditioned one though.


- firmware is 1.4.1
- lens error occurs on both 14-45 and 45-200.
- mode dial error occurs in any position but only ever at power on and never after.

Any suggestions on how to deal with this ? Anything you guys can think to try ? Had dealings with panny support replacing bodies ?

Any info or ideas welcomed.


-Gary
 

Bokeh Diem

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The only time I get the lens warning is when I accidentally touch the lock up button or somehow move the lens barrel around a bit. Never anything else so far... and our cameras are the same age.

Creepy though. Don't like to hear of this.

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GaryCh

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I've been onto the retailer and they've agreed to swap the body for me so I'll be doing that this morning. The new body will be from stock : )

Yay!

And once again, all is sunny in the lumix garden : ))))


-Gary
 

Ulfric M Douglas

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2. Sometimes I also get "check the lens is attached correctly" ...
Hmm, that used to be me every single time I picked up the camera, AND I'd change the EV-comp accidentally too!
Try setting the menu to accept shooting with no lens : then I think it ignores the lens release button ...

Never seen the mode dial problem.
 

GaryCh

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Aaaargh!

No, it has to go off to panasonic. They say it takes about 4 weeks but it depends on how busy Panasonic are ... that could easily translate to 6 weeks.

How the heck will I cope without a camera for 4+ weeks : (

:mad:


-Gary
 
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