Can my camcorder be repaired at reasonable cost?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by dw, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. dw

    dw Guest

    Hope this is the right place for my query.

    I have a Canon MV630i that my little daughter managed to pull off a
    shelf onto the floor! Ever since, although it turns on, the screen is
    just a series of vertical blurry lines (as is the view through the
    eyepiece). If I were to send someone a picture I took, onto the SD card
    the camera has, of what I see on the screen would they be able to tell
    me whether it's something simple that needs replacing or whether I'm
    looking at a new camcorder?

    TIA,
    dw
     
    dw, Apr 15, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    Some Canon camcorders including the MV600 range had faulty CCDs which after
    failure give the same effects as you seem to have. It's worth calling the
    Canon help line or sending the camcorder to a repair company - Mine went to
    Plymcare in Plymouth, Devon who repaired the camcorder for free (paid for by
    Canon). Plymcare are an excellent company - highly recommended. See
    http://www.canon.co.uk/contact_us/local_canon_contacts/photo_repair_centres.asp
    for details.

    Bob
     
    Bob, Apr 19, 2006
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Hmm, the OP has said what caused the damage, do you seriously think
    that a repair agent won't be able to tell the difference between
    faulty design / manufacture and that of impact damage - What's life
    like on Mars?!...
     
    :::Jerry::::, Apr 19, 2006
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  4. dw

    dw Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion Bob. I have been offered a free repair by one
    of the authorised repairers.

    They may well open it up and find it has more damage than just a faulty
    CCD but if that's all it needs then I'm sure they will just replace it
    and get their payment for the job from Canon.

    Thanks again,
    dw
     
    dw, Apr 24, 2006
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  5. dw

    bob Guest

    You're welcome & good luck with the repair.
    Bob
     
    bob, Apr 26, 2006
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  6. dw

    dw Guest

    Camcorder returned within 48 hours, repaired and working (new CCD).
    Used H Lehmann in Stoke - great service. :))))
    dw
     
    dw, Apr 27, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    Thanks for the recommendation. My Canons need a service.
     
    G Hardy, Apr 27, 2006
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