FZ1000 flash open lever missing

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jim
jim Contributing Member • Posts: 920
FZ1000 flash open lever missing

The flash open lever on my FZ1000 had disappeared.  Anybody heard of this problem?  Is there a fix?

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Ed B
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Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing
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jim wrote:

The flash open lever on my FZ1000 had disappeared. Anybody heard of this problem? Is there a fix?

Jim, that's something I've never read about before. I hope you get a good answer but I don't think it's a common problem.

Anyway, good luck.

robnich Contributing Member • Posts: 723
Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

jim wrote:

The flash open lever on my FZ1000 had disappeared. Anybody heard of this problem? Is there a fix?

I found a link for FZ1000 spare parts, but unfortunately none of the 204 available parts seems to be the flash release lever you need. Several parts are not described adequately, though. Here's the link If you want to look through them all:

https://panasonic.encompass.com/model/MSCDMCFZ1000

I think you'll probably have to have the camera repaired.

Robert N.

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kkardster
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Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

robnich wrote:

jim wrote:

The flash open lever on my FZ1000 had disappeared. Anybody heard of this problem? Is there a fix?

I found a link for FZ1000 spare parts, but unfortunately none of the 204 available parts seems to be the flash release lever you need. Several parts are not described adequately, though. Here's the link If you want to look through them all:

https://panasonic.encompass.com/model/MSCDMCFZ1000

I think you'll probably have to have the camera repaired.

Robert N.

Perhaps this "Panasonic flash lock knob" :

https://panasonic.encompass.com/item/10416982/Panasonic/SGU0021/

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robnich Contributing Member • Posts: 723
Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

I also considered the lock knob, even though the owner's manual refers to the part as a lever, as did the OP. I did a separate Google search on -- FZ1000 SGU0021-- and found no additional information or picture.

Robert N.

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Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

robnich wrote:

I also considered the lock knob, even though the owner's manual refers to the part as a lever, as did the OP. I did a separate Google search on -- FZ1000 SGU0021-- and found no additional information or picture.

Robert N.

Probably Panasonic in their usual fashion call parts entirely different names in different parts of the world even after translation. You know their great unwritten motto 'If they are not entirely confused they cannot be our customers'.

jim
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Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

robnich wrote:

I think you'll probably have to have the camera repaired.

A few years ago Panny (maybe it was Canon) charged $300 to repair a camera, and I'd probably be without for a month. I'll have to think about buying a new one. Thanks for trying to find the part.

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jim
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Re: FZ1000 flash open lever missing

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

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