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Repair advice and thoughts

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by CharlieL, May 12, 2016.

  1. CharlieL

    CharlieL Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 2, 2014
    Burkburnett Tx USA
    Charlie
    I have a GX7 with a piece of crud on the sensor, it is not on the top protective layer/filter but underneath the clear part, but above the sensor.



    I do not have experience with getting cameras repaired. I am wondering if it would be cost effective to have repaired/cleaned or should I start shopping for another used camera.



    Many moons ago I had cameras CLA-ed a few times, but I have never had a digital camera repaired, up to now (gx7) I have considered my digital cameras disposable until now.
     
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  2. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Huh, what could get between the sensor and the filter? Are you sure it's not a dead set of pixels?

    As for repair, you could send it to the Texas facility for an estimate, and should you choose to accept their estimate, around a 30-day turnaround. Maybe less since you live in the same state.
     
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  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    My GM1 came with crud under the filter stack, it got replaced under warranty.
     
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  4. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    I can see it coming out of the factory like that (QC fail, though), but once in the field how does that happen? I guess if the adhesive is improperly applied, resulting in an air gap, that could happen. Maybe the two layers aren't glued together?