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Broken LCD display on a Lumix

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anyone know if it's worth the hassle and cost to has this repaired. Its a Lumix ZR1

post #2 of 10

warrantied or not??

 

let me expand that...my Canon display crapped within the warranty period and all it took was a one way shipping and a couple weeks and it came beck better than new. 

 

my guess, if out of warranty, is that it will probably be too expensive to justify fixing.

 

I just bout the Lumix ZS-1 at Costco for well under 200 a few weeks ago....don;t know where the ZR1 fits as compared to mine, which at 12X optical zoom and 10.1mp is  bit larger that I anticipated but certainly still (large) pocket sized..... 


Edited by skier_j - 6/10/10 at 11:04am
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks, Its out of warrenty. I tried to get someone at Panasonic but got the pre-reocrded runaround. Send the camera to some repair location? Not going to UPS a camera to Texas to have someone tell me what it will cost to fix. Thanks, I will see about that camera at costco.

post #4 of 10

You should get a camera that has the same patch cord as Phil so that he can borrow yours when you travel together and he forgets his cord.

Just sain' 

post #5 of 10

don;t need a patch cord , take the sd card right out...unless apples don;t have card readers that is! 

post #6 of 10

I cracked the LCD on a Pentax Optio that I had (compact camera, no viewfinder). Since I had no way to see what I was taking pictures of, it was going to have to go for repair. The repair cost was £75. Because it was an older model, to replace it with the same model would have been £100 - no brainer - I wasn't going to pay for the repair.

...the problem is that when I then decide I was going to replace it, I decided against getting the same model, since technology had moved on, and I also knew I wanted an optical viewfinder.

That led me to buy the Canon G9, which then got me back into photography.

 

Breaking the LCD on the Pentax was probably the best thing to ever happen to my photography!

post #7 of 10

Unfortunately, these have become disposable. It will cost you near as much to replace it as it is to fix it. My suggestion is to eitehr get another Lumix that uses the same battery and cables so you have spares or better yet get something else and give me those. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
....... or better yet get something else and give me those. 


LOL

post #9 of 10
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ironically, his doesn't!  Gotta love my cheapo $400 netbook
 

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don;t need a patch cord , take the sd card right out...unless apples don;t have card readers that is! 

post #10 of 10
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yeah, I am very happy with the camera (you have the same or 1 year earlier) so I don't have any compelling reason to chnge what I have but I guess there's no real option.
 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Unfortunately, these have become disposable. It will cost you near as much to replace it as it is to fix it. My suggestion is to eitehr get another Lumix that uses the same battery and cables so you have spares or better yet get something else and give me those. 

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