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Old January 19th, 2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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Camcorder Service Manual

Does anyone know where I coud find a service manual (like a shop manual) for any modern 3-ccd camcorder? I'm finding manufacturers and shops to be a little twitchy about selling them to non-authorized repair facilities.

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Old January 19th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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Old January 19th, 2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Preferrably Panasonic, but any will do. I just need a good detailed overview of what the guts look like, how they physically interconnect and how they break down.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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I doubt you'll find much online (for free) other than a user manual.

If you just want to see the guts then checkout my post on 3CCD innards.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=18495

and see also..

http://service-manuals.net/

I found this service manual but I'm not sure what type of cam it is other than a 1/2" CCD B&W. (PDF format)

http://www.hitachi-denshi-uk.com/ind...l_complete.pdf

This one is 3CCD but industrial (PDF format)

http://www.hitachi-service.net/HV-D30/HV-D30.htm
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Old January 20th, 2004, 12:09 AM   #5
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Thanks Tommy, that first link is a great resource. It's amazing that a few members are able to identify a RISC processor from those views.

Is anyone out here that is either a service technician or has access to these manuals? if so, I'd be interested in buying one, particularly for the Panasonic DVX100 or GS100K, if specifics are available.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 03:07 PM   #6
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It might be worth a try to go to a local mom and pop vcr/tv repair shop and see if they can order a manual for you for a small fee. In the past I had a camera worked on at one of these places and was able to buy the manual through the shop.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 04:45 PM   #7
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I should do that. I went to my "official" panasonic repair shop and their response was "Ah, no."

I'm sure there are other shops around.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 06:43 PM   #8
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Ouch, Sony wants $63.50 for the DCR-VX1000 service manual.

The item number is 997381411. Price is USD63.50, plus shipping and local taxes.

You may place your order using the link below or call (USA)1-800-488-7669

http://servicesales.sel.sony.com/web/index.jsp
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Old January 21st, 2004, 11:23 AM   #9
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Tommy,

I looked at that link and typed in DCR-VX1000 for the model search, and found no service manual.

From the link you supplied, how should I be looking?

Thanks!
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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:34 PM   #10
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Search with the part # 997381411 on the top right hand side of the link. Just make sure to click the line below that says Part # instead of Model # before you click search.

You also might want to give the 1-800 # a try as it appears the service manuals are not found by during a search for a particular cam and they might have newer 3CCD cams (VX2100 - PDX10).
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Old January 21st, 2004, 07:04 PM   #11
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I just found someone who will give me the DVX100 shop manual on cd. Thanks to everyone for your research and suggestions!
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