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Lumix Service Manuals

Panasonic makes operating instructions and user guides for its cameras freely available as pdf-downloads at panasonic.com. Yet, beyond these user manuals the company also publishes separate Service and Repair Guides that are intended for use by support and maintenance personnel. These booklets provide detailed information on the different components of the camera, such as parts lists and block diagrams. So, if you are interested in the inner workings of your Lumix or want to dissemble and repair your camera, these guide books are essential reading.

Service Guide
Cover of the GH3 Service Manual[panasonic.com]

Moreover, the Service Manuals provide instructions on how to access some hidden information on camera performance and operating errors. One can, for example, put the camera into service mode to see a list of error codes that reveal to the technician where the camera might have malfunctioned in the past, and the Service Manuals decode those entries. Even more relevant perhaps, the user can obtain the shutter count, the number of times the camera has turned on, and the number of instances that the flash has fired by navigating to the respective menus. The procedures to access this information differ slightly across cameras, as their button layout and labeling varies (see the respective pages for the Lumix G-series, LX-series, and FZ-series for details). Exploring the service menus does generally not pose a risk to the camera's functioning, but care should be taken not to push a wrong combination of buttons that might put the camera into permanent (instead of temporal) service mode.

LX 100
Lumix LX100 dissembled[ifixit.com]

Panasonic's Service Manuals can sometimes be found for sale on amazon (click here for latest offers) or ebay (click here to check current listings), or procured from online vendors, such as tradebit.com. Moreover, some photo sites, such as the French ambroise-charron.com, have made a number of Service and Repair Guides available for download. Also, the Hungarian site elektrotanya.com offers downloadable Service Manuals to enable and encourage owners to repair their devices and thereby to reduce electronic waste. The listings below relay and mirror the links to the pdf-versions of the manuals. Please send me a note if you find Service Manuals for other Panasonic cameras on the web, so that we can add them to the list.

Panasonic Lumix G Series (Micro Four Thirds)
Camera guideHardcopy
(new)
Hardcopy
(pre-owned)
SoftcopyReference
Panasonic G1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic G2 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
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Panasonic GF1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic GF3 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic GF5 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic GF6 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
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Panasonic GF8 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
Panasonic GH1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfambroise-charron.com
Panasonic GH2 Service Manualamazonebaypdfambroise-charron.com
Panasonic GH3 Service Manualamazonebaypdfambroise-charron.com
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Panasonic GH5 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit availabilitypanasonic.com
Panasonic GM1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
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Panasonic GX1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfambroise-charron.com
Panasonic GX7 Service Manualamazonebaypdfdpreview.com
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Panasonic GX80 / GX85 Service Manualamazonebaypdfpanasonic.com
Panasonic GX800 / GX850 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit availabilitypanasonic.com
Panasonic Lumix L-Series (Four Thirds)
Camera guideHardcopy
(new)
Hardcopy
(pre-owned)
SoftcopyReference
Panasonic L1 (Leica Digilux 3) Service Manualamazonebaypdfonlinehome.us
Panasonic L10 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic Lumix FZ Series
Camera guideHardcopy
(new)
Hardcopy
(pre-owned)
SoftcopyReference
Panasonic FZ1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ3 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ5 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ7 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ10 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ18 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ28 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ35 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ40 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ50 (Leica V-Lux 1) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ60 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ80 / FZ82 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit availabilitypanasonic.com
Panasonic FZ100 (Leica V-Lux 2) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ150 (Leica V-Lux 3) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic FZ200 (Leica V-Lux 4) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
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Panasonic FZ1000 (Leica V-Lux, Typ 114) Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
Panasonic FZ2000 / FZ2500 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit availabilitypanasonic.com
Panasonic Lumix LX Series
Camera guideHardcopy
(new)
Hardcopy
(pre-owned)
SoftcopyReference
Panasonic LX1 (Leica D-Lux 2) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic LX2 (Leica D-Lux 3) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic LX3 (Leica D-Lux 4) Service Manualamazonebaypdfpaulocorceiro.com
Panasonic LX5 (Leica D-Lux 5) Service Manualamazonebaypdfpaulocorceiro.com
Panasonic LX7 (Leica D-Lux 6) Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic LX10 / LX15 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit availabilitypanasonic.com
Panasonic LX100 (Leica D-Lux, Typ 109) Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
Panasonic Lumix TZ / ZS Series
Camera guideHardcopy
(new)
Hardcopy
(pre-owned)
SoftcopyReference
Panasonic TZ1 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ2 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ3 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
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Panasonic TZ8 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ10 / ZS7 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ18 / ZS8 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ20 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ25 / ZS15 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ35 / TZ36 / ZS25 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ37 / TZ40 / TZ41 / ZS27 / ZS30 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ50 Service Manualamazonebaypdfelektrotanya.com
Panasonic TZ55 / ZS35 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
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Panasonic TZ70 / ZS50 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
Panasonic TZ80 / ZS60 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com
Panasonic TZ100 / TZ110 / ZS100 / ZS110 Service Manualamazonebaycheck Tradebit offerpanasonic.com

Further Reading

Some of the Lumix cameras have near identical Leica siblings, such as the Digilux-3 (similar to the L1) or several of the D-Lux (similar to the LX-series) and V-Lux (similar to the FZ-series) models. The Panasonic Service Manuals are relevant for these Leica models also, so that, for example, the shutter count for the Digilux-3, the V-Lux super-zooms, or the D-Lux cameras can be accessed through hidden menus. Moreover, additional resources for Leica camera owners are available on the Leica literature page.