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  1. #1
    Gary Holtom Guest

    camera repair

    My panasonic FZ5 got a leaky battery, which corroded a contact and now the camera will not power up. Can you suggest either a source of replacement parts, or a repair site? I cleaned out the leaky juice with a damp q-tip so the camera is probably stable now, but the contact is broken off.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Illinois, USA
    Time to either send it back to Fuji or buy a new camera. Whether or not it's within warranty will depend on how old it is, and exactly what caused the battery problem.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oak Park, IL
    I always buy used cameras on eBay, and swap out good parts. The FZ5 is still a fairly valuable camera, so it might be worth it. You can likely find one with a broken lens, or cracked LCD on eBay, and then swap out the battery holder portion. Or, since yours got battery acid in it, maybe swap your good parts onto the other camera to be safe. Yes, some disassembly will be needed. Send me an e-mail if you want some help on going about this.
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