GH3 flip screen loose?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by parka, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    I was using my GH3 the other day and found that the flip screen wasn't as tight.

    Maybe it's just me, but I felt that it was firm and couldn't move after it was set in position. Now, it's able to move around in a sort of loose way.

    Here's a video of how it is:

    Is this suppose to be like this? Or did hinge inside broke?
  2. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    I noticed mine does the same. I Looked at a couple of other GH3 screens and they are the same too. I showed it to a Panasonic rep last week while he was showing the GX7. I was informed that some Panasonic engineers will be at the same store in a couple of weeks. I will try to make it back to show the loose hinge to the engineers. I have looked at the hinge very closely and it doesn't appear to be broken.

  3. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    It doesn't look like anything is broken on the outside.

    I feared something is broken on the inside. I remember it did not move as much, so when it's moving like in the video, it's very noticeable.
  4. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    My first GH3 have loose hinge too when I first got it, I send it back to repair and it has been tightened like other GH3 are