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GX1 Battery Catch

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by gr6825, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
    I have a question for you GX1 owners, before I start putting in calls to Panasonic.

    I recently noticed the plastic battery catch is broken. I am not referring to the door to the battery/sd compartment, but that little plastic slider that holds the battery in place. I have no idea how it broke - there have been no drops and I cannot recall any rough handling situations that would explain it.

    As luck would have it, I purchased the camera on 12/26/2012, so I am about 3 weeks past my warranty expiration. I could send the camera in to Panasonic, but I suspect the repair cost could be high (I don't know how much disassembly is required).

    I would like to order the small plastic part and try to replace it myself. Has anyone ordered replacement parts for their GX1, and do you have any advice on where to go? (I suspect I will have to just call Panasonic) My second question is whether anyone knows of repair guides/diagrams for the GX1. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
  3. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. mzd

    mzd Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 30, 2010
    Wisconsin
    if you do decide to order this from panasonic, please let me know how the experience goes (wait time, etc.). i probably have to order a few parts from them in the near future. good luck with the repair!
     
  5. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 14, 2013
    Greece
    Cool link! My GX1 is OK now but this manual can be very usefull in the future. It is true that the GX1 battery door seems a little flimsy and I am worried that the door catch will not last very long. I am being very carefull every time I open to charge the battery. I wish I had the choice to charge it in the camera as well. Thanks
     
  6. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
    FYI the part appears to be called the "battery lock knob" and is a reasonable $5.xx plus shipping. Unfortunately, it is listed as on backorder so I will have to wait and see how long it takes to ship.
     
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  7. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
  8. yoshi234

    yoshi234 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 20, 2010
    West Hollywood
    Under the cover image of the manual, there is a link "Get Manual". I clicked on that was able to download.
     
  9. mzd

    mzd Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 30, 2010
    Wisconsin
    just curious, any updates? did you place the order from panasonic? did they give you an ETA on the backorder?