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  1. Just read the whole thread, as a break from repairs, and I'm nor sure whether to laugh or suggest therapy. Your thing though...run with it.
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    Hazy Lens

    Whenever you're ready. When did it appear? When you replaced the VAP, did you replace lens and all or just the VAP?
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    Hazy Lens

    You know, I've seen, and resolved that shadowbox effect 100 times and can't remember how. What your seeing is a convergence issue. It's not the Prism Block (CCD's), or the VAP though. To answer your question, yes the VAP is interchangeable between the Japanese and the English versions. The haziness is growth inside the lens. They all have it to some degree. If the lens is disassembled some of it can be cleaned but there are a couple of elements that can't be reached.
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    Video Electronics

    When cams are sent in for repair, the less you send, the better. Just the cam and the form is ideal. No battery, charger, tape (unless one is stuck in the cam) Hood, even the eyepiece, unless you want it cleaned. No bag, if you can avoid it. The less you send, the less you pay in shipping, and the less to keep track of here in the shop. Thanks guys
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    VX1000 color/shadow problem

    That is usually solder fractures in the video circuit. Almost ever VX that comes in these days has fractures. Just an age thing. Heating and cooling on the boards over all these years causes the solder to become brittle. I rework the area and they're good to go.
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    HPX250 not powering up

    Probably should have added that I'll be glad to go through it and determine exactly whats going on. I could be way off the mark. At least you'd know for sure.
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    HPX250 not powering up

    A lot of digging and also spoke to a Panasonic Engineer. No bulletins for any problems like that. He felt as I do that it was an induced failure and the only fix would be a main board replacement. I priced on out on a 170 recently and it was not an option. $800 or $900 as I recall. Just for the board...then software adjustments. I can get you specific pricing but it's not looking good. Sorry man
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    HPX250 not powering up

    Nothing leaps to mind other than the possibility of a corrupt microprocessor due to corrosion. Something that is not a naturally occurring failure, but an induced one. I'll do a little digging and see if there are/were any service bulletins from Panasonic but I'm guessing not. May take a little time but I'll post again once I know. Or you can send it and I'll have a look
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    vx1000 audio - volume peaks way too high

    Ha, so you do. Sorry didn't put the 2 together. Talk soon
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    vx1000 audio - volume peaks way too high

    That's an unusual one. All audio blowing out or getting low are the way a problem usually begins to reveal itself. There are a few possibilities, all board level failures. Nothing you can compensate for with settings I'm afraid. It'll need to see a shop. If you don't have one you trust I'll be glad to have a look for you.
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    Japanese Vx1000 problem

    Sent it this morning and emailed you. Now you have a link back to me so just let me know when it's on the way
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    Japanese Vx1000 problem

    Email me...kerry@videoelctronics and let me know when it's on the way if you want me to look at it. The form to send with it is in the upper part of this forum, or grab it from our website, or I can email it to you. I don't need a battery, tape, hood...just the cam and the form is perfect.
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    Another viewfinder ribbon cable issue...

    Sorry, I was out yesterday. Storm had downed trees blocking roads out of my town. And yes, this is Kerry, hey! Just shoot me an email...kerry@videoelectronics.tv with your name and mailing address. Then shoot over $24 USD through Paypal (use my email address as the pay to on Paypal). I'll drop on in the mail
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    Japanese Vx1000 problem

    The beeping is telling you that the load motor can't do what you're asking it to. Generally means the power circuit, or sections of it, are blown. Usually a screw or 2, 3, have backed out and are floating around in the cam. The power circuit is at the bottom of the cam so, thanks to gravity, it/they wind up at the bottom and short things out.
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    Another viewfinder ribbon cable issue...

    We get a lot of cams from Europe, and every other country actually, so there can't be many that know what they're doing. Where are you in Europe?
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    Another viewfinder ribbon cable issue...

    Hey, If your footage comes out clean, then yes, a viewfinder problem, and likely the ribbon though there are a few other possibilities
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    Dropping Frames Upon Capture VX2100

    Good thing you didn't drop $400 on it huh? Still blows me away. The average repair on a 2100 is usually about half that in here. Try messaging a moderator in one of the filming forums maybe? You can't be the only guy that's had this problem
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    Dropping Frames Upon Capture VX2100

    Can't really reason that one out. What are the chances that 2 VX2100's have exactly the same issue. But why will the cap cam work fine on someone elses tape. How can it appear to play fine if watching it on the cap cam, and drop frames in the computer. Just doesn't add up. I have to think there's a setting mismatch somewhere. Someone here will know I'm sure. Hang in there
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    Dropping Frames Upon Capture VX2100

    $400 repair is insane, first off. What is the result if you cap with the 2100? Also what is your audio set to record at...12 bit or 16 bit?
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    VX 1000 - Glitchy Footage and Arrow Icon

    I'm afraid that's the case. If you try it on enough cams, you may find one that manage to find pick up a bit more than the others but, for the most part, you've got what you've got. Really sorry
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    VX 1000 - Glitchy Footage and Arrow Icon

    That typically indicates tune up time. When tape tension drifts, it causes the tape to run high or low in the tape path...alignment issues. That blocking off to the left and audio drop are dead giveaways. It's normal wear and tear. With average use, a mini DV cam needs some level of a tune up pretty much every year. The first half is ok, but as the tape spools on the take up side, the tension issue starts and gets worse as it goes.
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    VX 1000 - Glitchy Footage and Arrow Icon

    Probably not. Once the footage is laid down, you got what you've got. If heads are blocked or tension/alignment are off, Supply Reel binding, even a bad Pinch Roller, you wind up with that time code drop or eject symbol. So it sounds like the cam needs some work. You can try 1 or 2 more playback cams to see if one handles it better than another but the result will likely be the same...sorry
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    vx1000 ribbon cable problem

    Well, there's always that approach! If you don't get the desired result....hit it harder. The video runs through pretty much every board in the cam except a few. Thee CC/MG boards are often near the top of the list,
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    vx1000 ribbon cable problem

    It's not ribbons. It's solder fractures in the circuit. tapping can help make and break connections. A "field fix" when you just need a few more hours out of it. Once it progresses, the only fix is a work bench, hi magnification, and a very small soldering iron.
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    Chaos

    Got to view the clips, thank you. That's full on possession right there! Hahaha. Actually, I've seen it many times. Had one last week in fact. There's more than one thing that can cause or contribute but the one I just did needed a Main Board replaced and some software adjustments. The deck also got a tune up.
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