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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #1
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My FX-7 has a hairline crack near the top in line with the exposure iris button around a 1/4 inch below the top divide this is a bit of a concern as sony cams have not given me great reliability to be honest.MY FX-7 has never been dropped or treated roughly.

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Old May 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Is there a question there somewhere?
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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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Got a picture of it? Could it be a molding line? It's possible you got some sort of stress fracture, but it's probably not a big deal as long as nothing's wobbling.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:49 AM   #4
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Got a picture of it? Could it be a molding line? It's possible you got some sort of stress fracture, but it's probably not a big deal as long as nothing's wobbling.
Alan i am a bit concerned that i wont have another repair thats all.
Dave i now think its the moulding line has split lets hope it does not get worse,Thanks
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Old May 9th, 2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Q1: do you still have warranty ?

Q2: if not, why dont you try a little (!!) bit of "Quick-glue"
If it is a crack, just to seal it

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Old May 9th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #6
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Q1: do you still have warranty ?

Q2: if not, why dont you try a little (!!) bit of "Quick-glue"
If it is a crack, just to seal it

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No max its out of guarentee,if the crack widens i might try glue but it would meen only using a fraction as glue getting down in may cause bigger problems.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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1. a picture is worth a 1000 words....... show us your crack (in the nicest possible way ;-))

2. gaffer tape - my wife's car is held together with it!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 09:04 AM   #8
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http://i42.tinypic.com/2e2mln9.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2n0twee.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2ykif6r.jpg

Its either the moulding has split or i am concerned fot no reason.
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You are concerned for no reason.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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That's not a crack.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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It's a joint/seam between the two halves of the camera body... if you take out the correct number of screws in the proper order, it MIGHT fall apart... maybe...

To quote a famous author "DON'T PANIC!" your camers is just fine and healthy!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #12
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I've got a line like that too. I think that crack has been placed there in the factory by Sony!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #13
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It's a split-line between the two moldings on either side of the body. That's intentional!
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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #14
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5 out of 5 DVinfo experts agree... don't worry Martyn! I can understand though if you're not one of those inclined to take things apart <wink>!
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5 out of 5 DVinfo experts agree... don't worry Martyn! I can understand though if you're not one of those inclined to take things apart <wink>!
The fact there is a moulding line on the tiny ring behind the lens hood and the fact the line i was concened with[cant believe i have not noticed it before]does not look like a built in line caused my SLIGHT concern.It must have given you all a laugh.
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