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#1 Michael J. Murphy

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 01:43 PM

While this post is specifically about my Z1, I know that this problem can apply to any HDV camera, so I thought it would be better posted here.

Anyway... when I went to connect my Z1 to the computer a few weeks ago (I left for a two-week trip to Costa Rica two days after the incident), the computer did not at all recognize that anything had been connected. I tried the computer in the next room, and the camera still went unrecognized. It wasn't until later, when I researched this problem, that I found out that firewire can damage a camera's firewire port. (http://dvinfo.net/co...ead.php?t=64873) This really puts me in a bind because a client wants me to send them some additional footage and I have no way of capturing.

Should I send the Z1 off to Sony and probably have to pay a large fee, is there a fix I can do here at home, or does the camera have to be replaced? I'm worried because the warranty has expired...

Thanks!
Michael
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:13 PM

sorry to say but your controller chip is probably fried
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#3 Michael J. Murphy

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 01:44 AM

sorry to say but your controller chip is probably fried


That's what apparently has happened... and it isn't uncommon, apparently. Well, I'm not looking forward to dishing out $500-$600 for the repair, but that's life...
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