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A58 - self-repairing?

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    Posted: 10 September 2017 at 11:51
I dropped my A58 - onto a fairly soft carpetted floor - but it seemd to break the image stabilization.

I got an angry red Anti-Shake Error on the screen, pictures were blurred and the option to disable/enable it was greyed out on the menu. Tried switching off/on, several lenses, removal and replacement of the battery - no change.

As you can imagine I was not overjoyed, but I contacted a repair shop for a quotation. Replacement of the Anti-Shake would take 2 weeks (holiday in 1 week) and cost about 2/3rds of the price of a new A58. Distinctly underjoyed.

So I went to ebay and bought a nice, little used, A58 for £10 more than the price of the repair. Still not overjoyed, but I have a newer, less used camera in time to take it on holiday.

The next bit is the odd bit - the old A58 seems to have come back to life - the error message has gone, pictures are sharp, I am once again able to enable/disable the anti-shake. I can't say that I am confident enough to rely on it again, fearing the problem will return, but it seems I now have a second A58 for use when lots of lens switching might be required. I'm almost happy.

Any ideas as to what has happened?

Edited by Phil Wood - 10 September 2017 at 11:54

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2017 at 13:51
Jealousy? Separation anxiety?
Just show it you're sorry for doubting it, and give it a nice cuddle now and then!
A900, A58, 5d, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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The same thing happens to your old dog, who has a hard time getting up or walking much, when you get a new pup. Suddenly the old girl can run and jump again to be able to compete for your attention and love.
A900, A77, A37, A700, A580, A300, NEX6, 800si, Maxxum 5 and a few lenses
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