Minolta DiMage A-1 service

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by C J Campbell, May 3, 2004.

  1. C J Campbell

    C J Campbell Guest

    My first A-1 was badly damaged by sand and salt water when an underwater
    housing sprang a leak. The camera had to be replaced. The replacement was
    defective, however. The CCD mount appears to be damaged in some way that
    caused a dark, thin curved shadow, like the end of the lens, to run down the
    right side of the photos. The image stabilization system also was constantly
    flashing, although the manual does not address what it means when the little
    hand symbol does that. The shadow was barely noticeable at first, but it
    quickly got worse, and now I have had to send it back for repair. Anyone
    notice this problem on other Minoltas? Also, what is the deal with having a
    warning light that is not documented in the manual?

    Christopher J. Campbell
    World Famous Flight Instructor
    Port Orchard, WA

    If you go around beating the Bush, don't complain if you rile the animals.
    C J Campbell, May 3, 2004
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    Psycho Guest

    Besides these strange issues with the replacement, any other problems with the
    original camera? I have not bought it but am thinking about it. I read that
    noise and overheat are some concerns. There are also some quality control issue
    with the new A2. What about the A1?

    I guess your new (3rd camera) replacement should be OK, right?

    Psycho, May 11, 2004
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