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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
Tel: 01782 755366.
Hope this information will prove helpful.
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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.
There is a batch of faulty CCD's affecting quite a number of cameras:
Canon (including my A75 - being repaired at the moment),
Sony (who made the CCDs).
There's an article listing the affected models here.
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
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.
Glad you found my information helpful.
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.
GONNA TEST MY 30d TONGIHT THEN JUST IN CASE.
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.
My apologies. Must just be part of a smaller batch then.
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