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DMC-FZ20 dismantle help...

I too have my FZ20 suffering from intermittent button pressing, freezing and multiple menu pressing when navigating. Nothing a sharp jolt wont fix but this isnt good for the optics... I have undone the rear case screws but cant work out how to disengage the cover from the very top between the flash pivots...HELP! I am sure just reseating the ribbon cables will solve my issues but cannot get in there yet!! Any help appreciated!

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It's not clear from casual inspection, but the spring is a separate sheet of stamped metal and is not connected to the shoe. If you can lift up the forward edge, it should slide right out of the shoe.

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I had the same problem trying to get my camera open. I found this link that might help. The FZ10 and FZ20 have similar bodies. I was still stuck with the top of the camera because of the hot shoe. I finally used a small screwdriver to slide the spring back. It exposed a few more screws that had to be removed. Unfortunately I reseating the ribbon cables did not help in my case, but good luck Jid

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