Panasonic AG-HVX200 & AG-HVX200A Camera Repair

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Panasonic HVX200 & 200A Camera Repair

Common Panasonic HVX 200 & 200A Problems That Need Repair:

1) SD CARD SLOT HAS CARD STUCK IN IT OR WILL NOT ACCEPT AN SD CARD.  THIS REQUIRES THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OR OF THE SD CARD BOARD. A NEW BOARD IS ABOUT $150 PARTS AND LABOR FOR THE REPAIR.
2) CAMERA IS DEAD, WILL NOT POWER ON.  HOPEFULLY IS JUST A BLOWN FUSE. TO REPLACE A BLOWN FUSE IN THE POWER SUPPLY IS $195 PARTS AND LABOR. SOMETIMES THE POWER SUPPLY IS STILL BAD AFTER THE FUSE HAS BEEN REPLACED. A NEW POWER SUPPLY BOARD IS $350. SOMETIMES THE CODEC BOARD IS ALSO BAD OR IS THE WHOLE PROBLEM. THIS BOARD IS ALMOST $800 SO FEW PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR THIS REPAIR. IF I HAVE A REFURBISHED OR USED BOARD I CAN DISCOUNT IT TO ABOUT $450. 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 INPUTS ARE DEAD OR MICROPHONE XLR INPUTS ARE NOISY WHEN XLR’S ARE WIGGLED. THE XLR CONNECTORS ARE WORN OUT. TO REPLACE THE XLR CONNECTORS IS $125 FOR ONE OR $225 FOR BOTH. IF THE MIC PREAMPS ARE DAMAGED OR BLOWN MIC PRE #1 IS ABOUT $225 AND MIC PRE #2 IS ABOUT $195. I HAVE MANY NICE USED MIC PREAMPS FOR MUCH LESS! IF THE XLR JACK CASE IS DAMAGED IT IS $195 PARTS AND LABOR TO REPLACE IT, NOT INCLUDING ANY DAMAGE DONE TO THE MIC PREAMP BOARDS.
4) HEADPHONE JACK, IEEE JACK, COMPOSITE VIDEO PORT OR CAMERA REMOTE FOCUS/IRIS IS DEAD, INTERMITTENT OR HAS A HEADPHONE OR OTHER PLUG BROKEN OFF IN IT. REPLACE THE NECESSARY JACK OR BOARDS.  PARTS AND LABOR ARE ABOUT $150 FOR EACH REPAIR OR $250 FOR TWO DONE AT THE SAME TIME.
5) BROKEN BATTERY COMPARTMENT. ONE OR MORE TABS ARE BROKEN ON BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND BATTERY WILL NOT HOLD SECURELY. REPLACE THE BATTERY CASE. PART IS ABOUT $110. IT IS KIND OFA BIG DEAL AND REQUIRES COMPLETE DISASSEMBLY OF THE CAMERA. TOTAL WITH PARTS AND LABOR $250.
6) COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT IS DEAD OR INTERMITTENT. REPLACE MICROPHONE PREAMP ASSEMBLY #1 WHICH HAS THE COMPONENT VIDEO CONNECTOR ON IT.  PARTS AND LABOR ARE ABOUT $295.
7) P2 CARDS ARE NOT READING OR WRITING.  REPLACE THE CAMERA P2 BOARD.  A NEW BOARD IS ABOUT $650. I HAVE PLENTY OF NICE USED ONES FOR ABOUT $325. IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN LATCH ON THE P2 BOARD I CHARGE $150 PARTS AND LABOR TO REPLACE THE LATCH OR $195 TO REPLACE BOTH LATCHES.
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 $725!! I CAN INSTALL A NICE USED LCD FOR $495 PARTS AND LABOR. OR $425 CASH!!
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) FRONT LENS IS SCRATCHED, PITTED, JAMMED, DEAD OR WHATEVER!! THESE LENSES ARE SEALED AND GREASED AND CANNOT BE “CLEANED”!!! THIS LENS IS AVAILABLE NEW FROM THE FACTORY FOR THE UNBELIEVEABLY LOW PRICE OF ABOUT $810!! ALMOST CHEAPER TO BUY A USED CAMERA!! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!! I CAN PUT A NEW LENS ON FOR $750 PARTS, LABOR AND ALIGNMENT.  I CAN ALSO DO A CASH ONLY DEAL FOR $595 ON A NEW LENS INSTALLED AND ALIGNED. USED LENSES GO LIKE HOTCAKES!! PLEASE CALL ME FOR LIMITED AVAILABILITY! USED LENSES ARE $450 ALIGNED AND INSTALLED WHEN AVAILABLE. I CAN DO THE CASH DEAL ON A USED LENS FOR $395.
13) CAMERA ZOOMS BY ITSELF, BUTTONS AND SWITCHES DO NOT RESPOND, CAMERA GOES INTO RECORD BY ITSELF, CAMERA WILL NOT POWER OFF UNTIL BATTERY IS REMOVED, CAMERA WILL NOT DISPLAY MENU, CAMERA WILL NOT READ OR WRITE TO SD CARDS, AUTOFOCUS AND REMOTE PORTS ARE NOT WORKING. THIS IS ALL THE SAME PROBLEM CAUSED BY BAD RIBBON CABLES AND ANOTHER PART THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT THINK TO REPLACE. I’M NOT GIVING AWAY ANY SECRETS!  TO DO THE REPAIR IS $325 PARTS AND LABOR. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!!
14) CAMERA BACKFOCUS IS POOR. I CHARGE $250 TO DO A COMPLETE LENS ALIGNMENT TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS ON YOUR CAMERA. TO DO THIS YOU NEED ALL OF THE FACTORY JIGS AND FACTORY SOFTWARE PROGRAMS. ONLY SCE AND THE FACTORY CAN DO THIS RIGHT. I’M NOT LYING!!
15) FRONT MICROPHONE CASE IS POPPED OUT OF HOUSING IN TOP CASE OR BROKEN. IF IT IS NOT TOO BAD AND THE MIC CASE IS NOT DAMAGED I CAN PIECE IT TOGETHER AND POP IT BACK IN FOR $125. IF THE CASE IS DAMAGED A NEW CASE IS ABOUT $75. LABOR TO INSTALL IS $95. IF THE TOP HANDLE OR HANDLE GRIP IS ALSO BROKEN THE REPAIR IS MORE, OF COURSE!!
16) 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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