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Old May 24th, 2002, 04:13 AM   #1
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VX2000 AND PD150 service manual

Here you will find the service manual of this great cameras.


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Old May 24th, 2002, 06:53 AM   #2
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Fascinating. The link is to a Chinese site, with the PDF manual downloads in English on the front page. The one for the VX2000 is incomplete at only 24 pages and appears to be one particular section only or perhaps a series of corrections to the original.

The one for the PD150, at 141 pages, appears at first glance to be substantial, and in English, and in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. However upon a closer look, it seems to be missing some major sections entirely. The first 40 pages is just a reprint of the owner manual. There's some interesting stuff, but it certainly is not complete.

Gee, I wonder what this does to our liability here. I don't think Sony lurks this board, but if you choose to download this material, it should be read for "entertainment purposes" only. Otherwise you could screw up your camera if you try to disassemble it!

Haven't quite decided if this post should stay up. Opinions?

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Old May 29th, 2002, 05:33 PM   #3
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Probably not a problem.

Service manuals are of limited use since we normally do not have the specialized tools or replacement parts. And few of us have the skills to work on these ultra-miniaturized wonders.

I have lots of service manuals for cameras and other video equipment because the community college for which I work demands that we order them. 10 years ago that made sense. I could fix any of the mechanics and a lot of the electronics. Now, with the specialized fasteners (thought that was a Phillips-headed screw, did you?) sub-assemblies, and chips, it hardly pays to bother

Besides, it is hard or impossible to find parts for the relatively low-cost consumer/prosumer products. The Japanese philosophy is to build a bunch of units, not spares. I've been told by major suppliers in Japan that, "If you want spares, buy some more units."
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Old May 20th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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I am interested, on which site those service manuals can be downloaded, since this site does not seem to exist anymore.

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