Update on my GH3 repair

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
sea_dragon Contributing Member • Posts: 756
Re: Update on my GH3 repair

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

I think they will give you a new camera. That seems a positive thing from Panasonic Lumix.

Soon you will know.

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Yes, definitely an entire new camera would be exactly what I want. However, I doubt that is what they are doing. I think that they are simply ordering a new housing. I wonder if a new housing would get a new serial number?

Can someone with a GH3 check some things for me? Would replacing the housing also replace the viewfinder? Can you see how integrated the viewfinder is in the GH3?

I have the GH3 service manual and the EVF looks like its treated at one part.. Its basically a small module that just plugs into the camera via a harness connection. But is looks like the camera has to be torn down significantly to get to it. The back is removed along with some weather-sealing. Then the heat dissapation plate is removed along with some ribbon cables . This is all supposed to be done in a clean chamber to prevent dirt from getting in the camera body. I'm thinking it might be easier just to replace the whole camera.

Having said that, the camera does indeed come apart into multiple pieces so the shell could be replaced if they wanted to.

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