Panasonic AG-HPX300 Repair

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Panasonic HPX 300 Camera Repair

MODEL # AG-HPX300 COMMON PROBLEMS:
1) SD CARD SLOT HAS CARD STUCK IN IT OR WILL NOT ACCEPT AN SD CARD.  THIS REQUIRES THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE SD CARD BOARD. A NEW BOARD IS ABOUT $175 FOR THE PART.
2) CAMERA IS DEAD, WILL NOT POWER ON.  HOPEFULLY IT IS JUST A BLOWN FUSE. TO REPLACE A BLOWN FUSE ON THE POWER SUB BOARD IS $225 PARTS AND LABOR. SOMETIMES AFTER REPLACING THE FUSE THE BOARD IS STILL BAD. A NEW BOARD IS $275. SOMETIMES THE MAIN POWER SUPPLY BOARD IS BAD. TO REPLACE A BLOWN FUSE ON THE MAIN POWER BOARD IS $225 PARTS AND LABOR. SOMETIMES AFTER REPLACING THE FUSE THE BOARD IS STILL BAD. A NEW BOARD IS $375. SOMETIMES THE DIGITAL MAIN BOARD IS BAD. THIS BOARD IS ALMOST $3315 SO FEW PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR THIS REPAIR. IF I HAVE A REFURBISHED OR USED BOARD I CAN DISCOUNT IT TO ABOUT $1700. I CAN ALSO CHARGE $1500 IF YOU CAN PAY WITH CASH.  STILL TOO EXPENSIVE FOR MOST PEOPLE! OF COURSE IF THERE IS MOISTURE EXPOSURE TO YOUR CAMERA ANY BOARD OR MULTIPLE BOARDS IN THE CAMERA COULD BE THE PROBLEM! NOT GOOD FOR YOU OR FOR ME!
3) MICROPHONE XLR INPUTS ARE DEAD OR NOISY WHEN XLR’S ARE WIGGLED. THE XLR CONNECTORS ARE WORN OUT OR THE BOARD IS BLOWN FROM MOISTURE EXPOSURE. CHEAPER TO REPLACE THE XLR PC BOARD THAN TO TRY TO REPLACE THE XLR CONNECTORS THEMSELVES AS THE LABOR IS TIME-CONSUMING.  A NEW BOARD IS ABOUT $185. LABOR TO INSTALL IS $125 AND SOMETIMES THE RIBBON CABLES ALSO NEED REPLACEMENT.
4) HEADPHONE JACK IS DEAD, INTERMITTENT OR HAS A HEADPHONE OR OTHER PLUG BROKEN OFF IN IT. REMOVAL OF SIDE CASE AND REPLACEMENT OF HEADPHONE JACK BOARD IS ABOUT $195. SOMETIMES THE NUT HAS JUST COME OFF THE CONNECTOR AND FALLEN INTO THE SIDE CASE. $125 TO RETREIVE THE NUT AND REPLACE IT ON THE CONNECTOR.
5) BROKEN ANTO-BAUER BATTERY PLATE. NEW ANTON-BAUER PLATE IS ABOUT $215. LABOR TO INSTALL IS $95.
6) SDI OR COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUTS ARE DEAD OR INTERMITTENT. I MUST SEE THE UNIT TO ESTIMATE THESE REPAIRS.  HOPEFULLY IT IS NOT THE DIGITAL MAIN BOARD OR MOISTURE EXPOSURE, JUST A BAD RIBBON CABLE.
7) CAMERA P2 DOOR OR AUDIO CONTROL DOOR IS DAMAGED OR RIPPED OFF CAMERA. IF YOU SAVED THE OLD PARTS AND HARDWARE A REPAIR COULD BE AS LOW AS $125. IF I HAVE TO REPLACE EVERY SCREW, BRACKET, HINGE AND SHAFT IT COULD BE MORE LIKE $300. PLEASE SAVE THE OLD PARTS!!!
8) CAMERA SIDE LCD IS DEAD OR INTERMITTENT. THIS COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING THE LCD HINGE (PARTS AND LABOR $250). IF THE LCD DISPLAY IS CRACKED IT MUST BE REPLACED. PART IS ABOUT $665!! A NICE USED SIDE LCD INSTALLED IS $495.
9) ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER (EVF) IS DEAD OR HAS IMPACT DAMAGE. SORRY, I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO ESTIMATE THIS OVER THE PHONE. THERE ARE ALMOST 30 DIFFERENT PARTS TO THE VIEWFINDER AND ONLY AFTER I SEE THE DAMAGE CAN I ESTIMATE IT. TYPICAL REPAIRS ARE AROUND $300 BUT CAN GO MUCH HIGHER IF THE EVF LCD DISPLAY IS ALSO DAMAGED. I AM STILL THE BEST, THE FASTEST AND THE CHEAPEST PERSON YOU WILL FIND TO DO THESE REPAIRS. OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE DOING THEM!!
10) DAMAGE FROM IMPACTS CANNOT BE RELIABLY ESTIMATED WITHOUT SEEING THE CAMERA!!
11) DAMAGE FROM DUST, SAND AND MOISTURE EXPOSURE TO THE CAMERA CANNOT BE ESTIMATED WITHOUT SEEING THE CAMERA!!
12) DAMAGED LENSES OR LENSES NEEDING CLEANING ARE SERVICES NOT PERFORMED AT SCE. PLEASE RETURN THEM TO THE MANUFACTURER IF YOU WANT THEM REPAIRED RIGHT! I’M JUST SAYING!!
13) FIRMWARE UPDATES. SCE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU ALWAYS INSTALL THE LATEST FIRMWARE IN YOUR CAMERA FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE. MOST COMMON CAMERA PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED BY THE FACTORY WITH FIRMWARE UPDATES. SCE INSTALLS THE LATEST FIRMWARE IN YOUR CAMERA AT NO CHARGE AS PART OF THE SERVICE. WE ALSO PERFORM A COMPLETE FUNCTION CHECK OF THE CAMERA AND CLEAN IT INTERNALLY WITH AIR.

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