FZ G1 tips, tricks, mods ?

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    A FZ G1 is headed my way from an ongoing trade situation.

    I currently am looking for simple ideas for a kickstand.
    I dont want anything that makes it thicker unless someone gives me a smoking deal on an Ikey keyboard.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I found tempered glass screen protectors for the G1.
    Ordered two.
    $9.40 with free ship. It's worth a try compared to the $60 for a Panasonic protector.
    I have one on my Galaxy S5 and really like it.
    www.xtreme----guard
    Google for coupon to save a lot
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    I swapped out the Intel 6235n wifi for a Intel 7260ac.
    Definate improvement. Although I have not managed to get bluetooth working. I did read somewhere that maybe the pin mod would work to enable BT.
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    I tried win 10 on it. It ran ok, but I could not calibrate the digitizer properly, so I went back to win7.
    Maybe win 10 would be ok if I did an upgrade install from win 7 instead of a clean install.
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    I bought a smart card reader for it.
    I have no need for the smart card, but it is usb, so maybe I can mod in something with that usb port.
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    I did buy a used 9 cell extended battery for it.
    FZ-VZSU84U
    Battery bar estimates over 12 hours runtime under standard power settings.
    Panasonic sent me a brand new replacement for the original recall battery too.
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Don't bother with the tempered screen protectors I linked.

    They are slightly too large and shatter when you attempt to install them.

    Ugh....
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I got bluetooth working. I put a 6235 card in the wwan slot. I do have a full height bluetooth only card coming. I used the wwan antennas for now.
    I was having a lot of trouble making it work. Then I put the wwan card back in and enabled it.....oops!

    Heres a photo
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I got the extra usb ports in and working.

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Eventually, I will add a micro usb flash drive to one of those inward ports.
    I do have room to add a sd card reader beside the outward facing ports.
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    looks good so far .
    where did you get the 4 port usb hub ?
     
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    here..

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    My upload dropped a finished image.

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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    that warning could be applied to a few other *situations* .

    that blow-up doll looks creepy .
     
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