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Old February 21st, 2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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dead red CCD?

Has anyone ever had a chip die in the VX? I'm guessing that is the problem I have. The cam is not producing any red at all (so it cannot be white balanced). I just became aware of the problem. The camera was fine last time it was used.

I'm wondering if any else has ever had a similar issue and also wondering roughly how much $$$ I may be looking at to get it fixed.

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Old February 21st, 2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever had a chip die in the VX? I'm guessing that is the problem I have. The cam is not producing any red at all (so it cannot be white balanced). I just became aware of the problem. The camera was fine last time it was used.

I'm wondering if any else has ever had a similar issue and also wondering roughly how much $$$ I may be looking at to get it fixed.

-Don
i had a 2100[recently sold]yes red went on my cam ,reds were black,sent it to sony uk expecting 174 or so pound cost but the cam was returned repaired and i never got a bill,i dont know if it was a mistake or not.on the despatch note it said 1.0 pwb-fb-895 flexible
1.0 prism assy a1- misoperating
a-replacement.
make what you like of that.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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There was a recall on PD170s which fell into a certain range of serial numbers for bad CCDs which were repaired (replaced) by Sony at no charge but I'm not sure if the VX cameras also had this recall.
I would search thru the Sony forum here and see if that recall is listed and if there is a link to Sony which ran the block(s) of serial numbers in question.
If not try giving Sony a call
I can only give you the Teaneck NJ phone number-1-201-833-5300

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Old February 23rd, 2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys. Thanks also Don for passing on the NJ number. I'm gonna give them a try right now.

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Old February 23rd, 2007, 08:11 PM   #5
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There was a recall on PD170s which fell into a certain range of serial numbers for bad CCDs which were repaired (replaced) by Sony at no charge but I'm not sure if the VX cameras also had this recall.
I would search thru the Sony forum here and see if that recall is listed and if there is a link to Sony which ran the block(s) of serial numbers in question.
If not try giving Sony a call
I can only give you the Teaneck NJ phone number-1-201-833-5300

HTHs
Don
Yes, the VX2100 is on a list for free CCD replacement by Sony. Call the Sony 800 number and there's a special department set up to handle these claims and to instruct you how to send in your camera. Good Luck.
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