Help:pin contact jammed down

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Ulfric M Douglas, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Help me.
    The second tiny pin contact in the curved row is jammed down. (Lumix G3)
    these are the pins which touch the row of contacts on the lens.

    I'd like some tips on freeing it without dropping a big pair of pliers onto my sensor, thanks :biggrin:
     
  2. scott2hot

    scott2hot Mu-43 Veteran

    318
    Aug 27, 2012
    west yorkshire
    scott
    I would place a piece of something similar size over sensor..and use some tweezers...good luck...bet you already thought of this though...
     
  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Try something non-metallic ? Maybe a toothpick ?

    Guess it depends on whether or not you need to get under it and lift it back into position (tweezers or dental pick) or if its springy and pushing the top of it will sproing it back into position.

    Good luck !
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    :frown: The pin died.
    Second from the left looking into the front of the camera.
    :smile: AF, aperture etc works fine on my test m.Zuiko14-42R, like nothing happened.
    Now I wonder what that pin does ... :confused:
     
  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  6. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    941
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Maybe that pin is reserved for the PanaLeica lenses to transfer data to achieve "that Leica look"?
     
  7. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Maybe it has something to do with power zoom, in which case I might never find out ...

    Anyway, good result and thanks for the suggestions.
     
  8. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    921
    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    FYI:

    2nd pin from end, around 7-o-clock, has continuity to my EPL1 metal lens flange, so it's probably a case ground. There is probably another pin for circuit ground.

    This is one possible explanation why your lens still works.Then again, maybe the 2nd pin still makes some contact with your lens. It's not below the surface of the plastic is it?
     
  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Oh yeah Harry, it now ... does not exist.
    Just snapped right off during some tweezer wrestling with the jammed stub.