Panasonic AG-AF100 & AG-AF100A Repair


Panasonic AF100 Camera Repair

We repair Panasonic AF100 and AF100A cameras.

Below are some common issues that we repair on the Panasonic AF100:

1) Panasonic AF100 SD card slot has an SD card stuck in it or it will not accept an SD card. This AF100 SD card slot repair requires the removal and replacement or repair of the SD card board. A new board is about $125 for the part. Sometimes it is more economical to replace the board than to pay the extra labor to try to repair the old one! The AF100 camera requires almost complete dissaembly to install.

2) If your Panasonic AF100 will not turn on, we can repair it. Hopefully it is just a blown fuse. Sometimes the digital main board is bad. This board is almost $2200 so few people will pay for this repair. If I have a refurbished or used board, I can discount it about $1000. This is sometimes 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) If the Microphone XLR inputs on your AF100 are noisy when XLR’s are wiggled, we can repair it. This means that the XLR connectors are worn out. It is cheaper to replace the Panasoinc AF100 XLR PC Board than to try to replace the XLR connectors themselves as the labor is time-consuming. A new board is about $135. If the inputs are dead or distorted from moisture exposure the whole board and sometimes the ribbon cables need replacement.

4) We can repair your Panasonic AF100 if the headphone jack or camera remote focus/iris is dead, intermittent, or has a headphone or other plug broken off in it. Removal of the rear AF100 jack assembly and replacement of remote or headphone jacks is more expensive than a new rear jack assembly at about $75.

5) Have a broken battery compartment on the AF100? One or more tabs are broke on battery compartment and battery will not hold securely. We can repair it! The part is about $65. The Panasonic AF100 requires almost complete disassembly to complete this repair.

6) SDI, Composite, or component video outputs are dead and need repair. Replace the video board SDI connector and/or the ribbon cable. The board is about $74. Sometimes, if you are lucky, the latch for the ribbon cable is open and just needs to be closed on cable or the SDI cable has come off the connector. This is pretty rare, though.

7) HDMI Outout or USB control is not working. Replace the rear jack board. Connector replacement is too labor intensive. Board is about $90.

8) Camera side LCD is dead or intermittent. This could be as simple as simple as replacing the LCD hinge (parts and labor $250). If the LCD display is cracked it must be replaced. Part is about $705. A nice used LCD installed is $495.

9) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is dead or has impact damage, sorry, I can not 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 damages. 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 can not be reliably estimated without seeing the camera!

11) Damage from dust, sand, and moisture exposure to the camera can not 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 complere function check of the camera and clean it internally with air.

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