I thought third party batteries didn't work for the G1?

Started Aug 28, 2009 | Discussions thread
P. Kierstead Regular Member • Posts: 280
Re: corporate greed

fsmith wrote:

This came up in discussions before and is not the case. Damage caused by 3rd party batteries is not covered by warranty.

Well, yes, but everyone always claims to not be using a third party battery. "Oh no, I was using the battery that came with it". It is like the iPhone water detector; everyone always claims they didn't drop it in the pool. The circuitry makes the problem go away. Until someone duplicates it, of course.

I worked in a camera store for some years. There would still be cement dust embedded in the camera while the person was insisting they didn't drop it. I am sympathetic to manufacturers in this regard. Of course, I also look forward to a quality, cheap 3rd party battery that will work in my GH1

Also, why would Panasonic lock out 3rd party batteries that have protection circuitry?

Because it isn't verifiable.

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