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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Anyone else melted their Z1 yet?

just thought i'd share. battery pack on a underwater housing overheated... like a lot!!

http://www.bigfishfreeride.com/melted_1.jpg

http://www.bigfishfreeride.com/melted_2.jpg
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Old July 20th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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OMG! Was this the first time you had the Z1 in that housing with the same battery?

What size battery did you use, and how long was it powered up inside the housing?
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Old July 20th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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Was it a Sony battery?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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I must chime in with both Bills; please give us more details! My stomach is still sinking after viewing those pics. I've (thankfully) encountered no such problems with my Amphibico Phenom housing and trusty, cool-running Z1.

Do let us know if and when the culprit is found. (I'll ask further, was the camera repairable, or a total loss?)

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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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So i got the camera checked out by sony canada, who are 5 minutes from my house - pretty sweet. My heart sank when i was quoted $3070,21cnd for repairs.

They figured that i tiny bit of water caused a short? and began some serious problems which have been happening over time :(

My finall question is, anyone have a broken Z1 with the follow parts still working?:
- Viewfinder LCD Panel
- VC board
- FP 971 board
- IF 122 board
- FP 981 board

And the following pieces not melted:
- Inner viewfinder cabinet
- Rear cabinet
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