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Old December 14th, 2001, 12:45 PM   #1
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What could have caused this on my XL-1?

Hi Guys,

I rescently shot a wedding, looked at the footage, and I was not happy with the results (quality wise).
So I took it to Canon for repair, thinking it may be a quick adjustment or two, I was hit with a $760 bill, they are saying, the motherboard and focus rings needs to be changed.
I gave them the go ahead to repair, trusting their technicians and I will pick the camera up in a few days.

The initial problem I noticed after viewing my shots, were the colours and grainy footage!! It almost looked like I shot with an 8mm!

The XL-1 has alway surprised me everytime I finish a shoot and view it on Tv Monitor, I guess this time it has done so as well.

Now what would cause this "Motherboard and focus rings" to blow, even though the camera is still functioning???

Thanks in advance,
Shloooky
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Old December 14th, 2001, 12:55 PM   #2
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Any number of things could have contributed to this... there are so many different variables to think about. It could have been caused by a power fluctuation, perhaps a spike in AC power or a bad battery, or improper voltage from a third-party battery pack. Very difficult to say how, without knowing your particular camera and its history.

How old is it? Have you sent it in for regular service at least once per year? If not, you may have been due for a malfunction for a long time. Frankly, what caused this to occur is not nearly as important as the fact that it's repairable, and you'll soon be back in business.
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