Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera ?

I have a broken battery holder that I am going to try and replace

\015 Panasonic DMC-TZ3. The tiny gray spring loaded battery holder broke off. I would like to try and replace it myself. I can order the part for $1 on the Panasonic parts website but I'm not sure how to open the camera up. I was hoping to find a service manual that explains how to pull the camera apart. Do you guys have a downloadable service manual? Does this sound like something that is fairly easy to do? Thanks for any help you can be.\015

Answers :

Hey, if you want to DIY, the $1.00 BATTERY HOLDER is not the right part you wanted. The little thing doesn't come separate. What you need is called BATTERY FRAME. The tiny battery lock and spring are included in the Battery Frame.
To replace the BATTERY FRAME maybe not easy. My suggestion is take the battery lock from the new Battery Frame to replace the broken one.
Remove all screws, take out front cover, slide metal pin out. Keep an eye on the spring. Do not touch boards. Wear antistatic wrist strap and use ESD mat.
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