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  • Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

    Hi guys, I am having a hard time
    finding a flex cable part to replace a defective unit in my lumix 14-140mm zoom HVS014140.


    I am currently in Costa Rica.


    Any websites you might suggest to order ?
    Already emailed Panny but no response yet.

    TIA

    Pedro

  • #2
    Re: Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

    The lens is actually at a repair shop, which is how I know the flex is the problem.

    But the repair person stumbled upon the problem that there is no orderable part number, and it is not showing on ebay.

    So he basically told me that if I couldn´t find the part, he could not do the repair.

    Panny already replied this lame answer:
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    npcparts at us.panasonic.com
    3:37 PM (17 hours ago)

    Dear Pedro,
    I am sorry the Flex Cable is not supplied as a service part.

    Mike D11
    Parts Data Coordinator
    Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

    --------------------

    Am I to assume that for an $20 buck part I will loose a $500 lens ?
    Remember I am in Costa Rica, son not many local or even regional options... please guys a little help

    Thanks!

    Pedro

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    • #3
      Re: Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

      Would be possible to use unoriginal one, with similar size/length, etc.?
      It is strange that manufacturer does not have such a part for servicing.
      Regards, Pavel.

      E-1(x2) | ZD 14-45 | ZD 14-54 | ZD 40-150 Mk.1 | ZD 70-300 | FL-50 | Velbon Sherpa 750R
      M42(Pancolar 50/1.8, Pentacon 200/4)+ M42->4/3 reduction

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      • #4
        Re: Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

        It is a good idea Pavel, do you happen to know where to look for flex cables ?
        Any way to browse them online so as to find a similar one ?
        Thanks for your reply,

        Pedro

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        • #5
          Re: Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

          I've never bought any, so can only find shops that Google gives me, like this.
          Regards, Pavel.

          E-1(x2) | ZD 14-45 | ZD 14-54 | ZD 40-150 Mk.1 | ZD 70-300 | FL-50 | Velbon Sherpa 750R
          M42(Pancolar 50/1.8, Pentacon 200/4)+ M42->4/3 reduction

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          • #6
            Re: Replacement flex cable for 14-140 zoom

            Yup, had same bad luck...

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