HI all,<div><br></div><div>I'm not much of a hardware hacker - much more of a social & software one, but I'm now facing a bit of a hardware question/opportunity.
</div><div><br></div><div>I have a ~3yr old Panasonic Lumix camera - great camera, fantastic Leica lens, has been exceptional until about a week ago when I pulled it out to discover that the shutter release/zoom control had sheered right off of the camera - metal failure of the parts holding the button to the camera. </div>
<div><br></div><div>So here are my two questions:</div><div><br></div><div>1. Try to fix it myself - looks like I can find the part via ebay (though I'd rather an easier source if anyone has one - I have serious issues with PayPal - i.e. can't get my account working since I moved & switched banks)</div>
<div><br></div><div>2. Or alternatively try to come up with a good reuse for the camera - which other than the broken shutter release button/zoom control has fantastic components - a great & very bright screen etc. </div>
<div><br></div><div>So anyone have a source locally for camera parts (or a good online source for them?) and/or suggestions for a good reuse if I don't repair the camera? Seems a waste of great components if I don't do something with it. </div>