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Replacemente flex cable for 14-140 HVS014140

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Prey99, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Prey99

    Prey99 New to Mu-43

    Jun 11, 2014
    Hi guys, I am having a hard time
    finding a flex cable part to replace a defective unit in my lumix 14-140mm zoom HVS014140.

    I am currently in Costa Rica.

    Any websites you might suggest to order ?
    Already emailed Panny but no response yet.


  2. Prey99

    Prey99 New to Mu-43

    Jun 11, 2014
    The lens is actually at a repair shop, which is how I know the flex is the problem.

    But the repair person stumbled upon the problem that there is no orderable part number, and it is not showing on ebay.

    So he basically told me that if I couldn´t find the part, he could not do the repair.

    Panny already replied this lame answer:

    3:37 PM (17 hours ago)

    Dear Pedro,
    I am sorry the Flex Cable is not supplied as a service part.

    Mike D11
    Parts Data Coordinator
    Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company


    Am I to assume that for an $20 buck part I will loose a $500 lens ?
    Remember I am in Costa Rica, son not many local or even regional options... please guys a little help!!!


  3. mzd

    mzd Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2010
    you can see the available parts list here: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com/Epartr/PartslistChoice.asp
    enter HVS014140 as the model number and hit search.
    there is a "wire" available, but not sure which one.
    it would really help if you can track down the service manual. i wasn't able to find it. a very basic break down is included in the GH2 service manual, but it looks like the ribbon is just included with the lens group and "not serviceable."
    your only other option seems to be to search for a broken one on ebay for parts.

    edit: the GH2 manual is here: http://www.ambroise-charron.com/blog/docs/panasonic_dmc-gh2_series_sm.pdf
    the lens is shown on pg 44.
  4. Prey99

    Prey99 New to Mu-43

    Jun 11, 2014
    Thank you mzd, I tried that link, but no flex shows up.
    And you are correct, the GH2 manual shows on page 44 and s27 a diagram of the lens, but no part no. for the flex...
    I did try ebay, but no broken ones showing up...


  5. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Not knowing how your cable is broken. I throw out the suggestion of a hack repair where your repair guy solders a small wire across the breaks in the copper. There is also conductive paint/paste made or tasks like this. However, if the cable has to flex, the paint will crack off.
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