Repair Panasonic AJ-HDX900 Camera

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Repair Panasonic HDX900 Camera

 Panasonic AJ-HDX900 Common 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 OF THE SD CARD BOARD. A NEW BOARD IS ABOUT $100 FOR THE PART.  LABOR IS $95.
2) TAPE HEADS ARE DIRTY. RECORDINGS PLAY BACK PIXELATED. PERFORM DEEP CLEANING OF TAPE HEADS AND TAPE PATH. REPLACE CLEANING ROLLER. CHECK ERROR RATES. PARTS AND LABOR $250.
3) 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 $225. 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 $525. 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!
4) 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 $150. LABOR TO INSTALL IS $125 AND SOMETIMES THE RIBBON CABLES ALSO NEED REPLACEMENT.
5) HEADPHONE JACK IS DEAD, INTERMITTENT OR HAS A HEADPHONE OR OTHER PLUG BROKEN OFF IN IT. REMOVAL OF SIDE CASE AND INSTALLATION OF NEW 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.
6) BROKEN ANTO-BAUER BATTERY PLATE. NEW ANTON-BAUER PLATE IS ABOUT $215. LABOR TO INSTALL IS $95.
7) SDI OR COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUTS ARE DEAD OR INTERMITTENT. I MUST SEE THE UNIT TO ESTIMATE THESE REPAIRS.
8) CAMERA 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!!!
9) TAPE HEADS ARE BAD. SORRY!! A NEW HEAD IS $3900!!! ANEW COMPLETE CHASSIS WITH HEAD IS $4300!!!! AND YOU SAVE ON LABOR!!! I WILL INSTALL A NEW CHASSIS WITH HEAD AND ALIGN TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS FOR $2900. OR $2500 CASH.
10) 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. JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE COST THE TOP CASE ALONE LISTS FOR $800!!!
11) DAMAGE FROM IMPACTS CANNOT BE RELIABLY ESTIMATED WITHOUT SEEING THE CAMERA!!
12) DAMAGE FROM DUST, SAND AND MOISTURE EXPOSURE TO THE CAMERA CANNOT BE ESTIMATED WITHOUT SEEING THE CAMERA!!
13) 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!!
14) 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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