Yet another battery problem

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 06:28
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Whilst the subject is not directly associated with this forum, the product is used regulairly in the great outdoors.

Daughter has a Panasonic video camera model RX10, and the internal Lithium battery is dud.

Local dealer has quoted $100 to change it, which I think is a bit over the fence, as the battery is only $8.

Handbook states it is a dealer job, but I doubt if it is a big deal, just another source of revenue.

Does anyone know how to gain access to it.

Thanks a lot

Regards

Col Tigwell
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:00

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:00
Col,
$8 sounds very cheap for a Lithium battery if its a re-chargeable. Or is it the back up data battery? Bob
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Reply By: Luke - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 09:56

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 09:56
Sounds like a CR-2032 data backup battery. Only a couple of bucks worth. Depending on access it may or may not be difficult to change.

Ask the dealer why it's so expensive for such a cheap battery.......
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:15

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:15
Col, probably a Cr 2032 Lithium button battery or similar, worth less than $10.
Sounds way over the top to me- worse than the guys (everywhere) who charge $15 to $20 to change a $2.50 watch battery- I do it in about 5mins or less.

I have a friend who services video cameras- will attempt to get some info from him and if possible let you know with another reply...
Regards David
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