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    Marian
    Marian  962 forum posts England
    4 Dec 2006 - 7:54 PM

    I thought I would let other members know that there is a product recall on any Minolta camera that is fautly. Hundreds have been fitted with fautly CCD's, and they will replace the fautly parts without charge.

    My hubby's A1, developed all kinds of problems, then it just stopped working. One shop told us to "bin it, it's too old", (it's only 3 years), but at Wrexham Cameras they told us about the product recall.

    The company to contact is -:

    J.P. Service Solutions
    Hempstalls Lane
    Newcastle-under-Lyme
    ST5 0SW

    Tel: 01782 755366.

    Hope this information will prove helpful.
    Marian

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    guidoa
    guidoa  121328 forum posts United Kingdom
    5 Dec 2006 - 8:19 AM

    Thanks for that, I hope you are right, as my A1 also has screen problems. I have e-mailed JP and will let you know if I get a favourable reply.

    bmh1
    bmh1 e2 Member 8571 forum postsbmh1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Dec 2006 - 8:34 AM

    There is a batch of faulty CCD's affecting quite a number of cameras:

    Canon (including my A75 - being repaired at the moment),
    Fujifilm,
    Konica Monolta,
    Nikon,
    Olympus,
    Pentax,
    Ricoh and
    Sony (who made the CCDs).

    There's an article listing the affected models here.

    Regards,

    Bernard

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    guidoa
    guidoa  121328 forum posts United Kingdom
    5 Dec 2006 - 9:35 AM

    As a follow up to Bernard's note, I have received this morning (having only written to JS after hours last night!) the folloowing message:

    Thank you for your email,If your camera has a faulty ccd chip then the
    camera
    can be repaired free of charge.When the camera is inspected and if its a
    different fault and not the ccd then we will send you a estimate,Please send
    your camera to the address below for repair,with a cover letter explaining
    the fault and your details,repairs are taking around 6 weeks subject to
    parts and inspection.

    Marian
    Marian  962 forum posts England
    5 Dec 2006 - 10:06 AM

    Glad you found my information helpful.
    Marian

    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    5 Dec 2006 - 3:42 PM

    Thanks Marian, my camera (although a DSLR - 30D), is probably part of that batch... See the the post below.

    30 Sensor Replaced by Canon

    Thanks for the info.

    Bruce

    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Dec 2006 - 3:49 PM

    GONNA TEST MY 30d TONGIHT THEN JUST IN CASE.

    strawman
    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Dec 2006 - 3:50 PM


    Quote: Thanks Marian, my camera (although a DSLR - 30D), is probably part of that batch...

    No it is not, it is quite a different type of sensor and a different manufacturing technology. The above problem affects compact/prosumer cameras using the Sony sensor. Canon have sensors custom made.

    It also happened before the 30D was put into manufacture.

    tigerminx
    tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
    5 Dec 2006 - 4:13 PM

    My apologies. Must just be part of a smaller batch then.
    Bruce.

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