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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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z1 xlr/video out part brakes off!

did anyone have this experience with a z1 as well? The xlr box / video output of the sony z1 broke of during a shoot.
When i called supreme support a guy at sony said " Yeah we 've had several of those" but supreme support does not cover the cost for repair.
I had to contact local sony office. They are going to charge a lot of money for repairing it.....
Since the guy first said they had several of those it sounds to me that it in fact is a weakness in the construction that is not strong enough for bumps to the xlr connectors.......anyone have comment on all this?
who had the same problem with the xlr box...?
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Old October 29th, 2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Someone at VU had to send 1 of his in for the same break.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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That's not good! I removed the microphone holder from my Z1 since I don't ever plan to use it. It looked like an accident waiting to happen - would be easy to break the LCD screen by hitting it.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 06:08 AM   #4
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Someone at VU had to send 1 of his in for the same break.
it seems to me that repair of this problem should be paid by sony....or am i mistakin'?

boyd: i think you are talking about the micorphone holder.
BUt i meant the small 2 xlr connector unit that also houses the video outputs. This is the part that broke off.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 08:35 AM   #5
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Yes, I'm talking about the microphone holder... and you're talking about the XLR box. I was just pointing out that the mike holder is another way that the Z1 might be damaged. I haven't yet used the XLR connectors on my Z1, but starting on Tuesday I will be using them with an audio feed to record some performances, so I hope I don't have the same problem! :-0
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