Does your G2 rattle

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Steve Jamieson Junior Member • Posts: 44
Does your G2 rattle

Hi, just got a G2 body from ebay. Very happy with the camera but there is a rattle from inside the eyepiece area when the camera is shaken gently forward and back. It's definitely not coming from the lens as it does it with the body cap on. Can't see anything moving though. Just want to be sure that it's not broken inside. Can anyone confirm theirs is the same? Thanks in advance. Steve.

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John Buechler Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Does your G2 rattle

My G2 didn't make any noise at all, even when shaken or moved as you described. John

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OP Steve Jamieson Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Does your G2 rattle

John Buechler wrote:

My G2 didn't make any noise at all, even when shaken or moved as you described. John

Anyone else? I should add it's not a loud noise at all, imagine a small ball bearing just moving a few mm back and forward, that's what it sounds like. I've a feeling that it could be normal and related to a movement sensor for the Pre AF function, used to detect when the camera is steady and has stopped moving around. Steve.

eques Veteran Member • Posts: 3,122
Re: Does your G2 rattle

Steve Jamieson wrote:

Hi, just got a G2 body from ebay. Very happy with the camera but there is a rattle from inside the eyepiece area when the camera is shaken gently forward and back.

Now that you say it, I tried and yes, it's there.

I bought the G2 new a year ago, but never had any trouble with it.

It's definitely not coming from the lens as it does it with the body cap on. Can't see anything moving though. Just want to be sure that it's not broken inside.

I don't think so - if indeed it is the same rattle.

Peter

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herebefore Veteran Member • Posts: 3,296
Re: Does your G2 rattle

Does the G-2 have an orientation sensor???

I know that was the cause of a "rattle" noise in the E-500/300 (way back when) that cause a zillion posts from people that were in a state of panic. It was a mechanical switch that flopped over when the camera was rotated and it made a "clunk" that some people could hear.

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Alumna Gorp Senior Member • Posts: 1,531
Re: Does your G2 rattle

I hope it does, other wise the tilt sensor is faulty.

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OP Steve Jamieson Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Does your G2 rattle

Thanks for the replies..puts my mind at rest I did ask the local Panasonic service centre for their advice. They didn't have a G2 to check but did say that the EVF has some moving parts inside related to the dioptre adjustment and that is probably what I was hearing. Steve.

John Buechler Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Does your G2 rattle

I was wrong about the rattle. It does rattle but it's not very loud. Also my GH2 and G5 make a noise when shaken. John

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OP Steve Jamieson Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Does your G2 rattle

Thanks John, Reckon it must be normal then...Phewww. G2 off eBay turned out to be a real bargain with only 500 shutter clicks. So much more usability when compared with my old GF2. Really happy with it. Steve.

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