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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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HVR-A1P Firewire failure

Is anyone able to repair this component economically or is it a write-off. It is definitely a camera fault and curiously, it tends to switch itself off & on a few times when you first turn it on and then it settles down OK.

All other recording/playback functions work. I would like to keep this handy little camera just for up-loading HDV tapes at least. I'm in PAL land.

Any suggestions.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: HVR-A1P Firewire failure

I actually repaired the port on my FX1 after buying a part for about $40 US on line. You might be able to find the part. What was important was that I also found a video on line that showed how easy it was to replace the component. The other problem sounds like the problem on my Sony VX2000, simply a bad power switch. For some reason Sony has been notorious for poor quality of both of those elements of their cameras.

You can get a repair guide here for $ 13.00 us. http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.p...l-repair-guide
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: HVR-A1P Firewire failure

Thanks Chris, I will keep investigating.

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