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[ ]Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
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[ ]replacement
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[ ]LCD Hinge Cover
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[ ]Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 LCD Hinge Cover Replacement
Introduction
[ ]The GH series camera was originally designed to embody a well balanced hybrid camera: one that takes photos just as well as it takes video. This camera series was positioned for users who wanted the best of both worlds in the convenience of one camera package. Over time, consumers took a liking to this camera series and it became an increasingly common tool used for documentation and even budget film making. I took a linking to this camera series due to the value added to my project documentation capabilities. However, of the many GH cameras I've owned, the GH3 and GH4 series cameras developed some very frustrating issues that interrupted my work. These cameras gradually develop two major problems over time. One being the failure of the navigation dials and the other being the failure of the plastic LCD ribbon hinge cover. This guide will focus on the replacement of the LCD ribbon hinge cover with a redesigned cover that is less susceptible to break.
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[ ]To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
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[ ]The LCD ribbon hinge cover commonly fails on the Lumix GH3 and GH4 cameras. I designed a 3D printable replacement part which improves the original design.

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