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    Posted: 18 July 2023 at 13:43
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

My household all-risks insurance covered all but £25 of my bill, but it would be harder I imagine to claim for a failed shutter mechanism on such a policy.


Hmmm , claim for the shutter ?.....
Maybe drop it on the floor again first ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2023 at 11:58
My household all-risks insurance covered all but £25 of my bill, but it would be harder I imagine to claim for a failed shutter mechanism on such a policy. Nevertheless I was already mulling over which camera to replace my A7 III if the costs were too high - fortunately I don't have to address that yet!
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I had the shutter fail on me twice on an a6300. The first time just before going on a tour through Armenia and Georgia. I fortunately had my old A77.
This time it was repaired under warranty. The second time one or two years later a week before I went on holiday. This time the camera was out of warranty.
The repair costs were at least 450€ and I didn't want to spend it on a 4 year old camera that had failed twice. So I bought the a6400.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Thanks, Harm. Yes (I had to pay, to be reimbursed soon) - about £100 in parts, £150 labour, and £50 tax, total £300.


That's pretty cheap for parts and expensive labour.


It takes me roughly 2 hours to very very slowly take apart sony cameras and convert them to IR.
I imagine a trained engineer could have it done in quarter that time. Feels like labour is charged at £150 per hour
I'd have more camera gear if I got paid that much


Well, I imagine their fixed costs are higher to begin with, and about two hours to remove old parts, insert new, check and calibrate, clean, firmware update, and clean sensor doesn't seem outlandish to me. I no more like these labour costs than I do when my car needs to be repaired, but hey ho I'm not a mechanic, auto- or camera ...
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Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

And how about $10 for a good neck/shoulder strap/holster?????
It had a neck strap; I wasn't using it when the accident happened. It's one way to learn.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2023 at 14:04
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Thanks, Harm. Yes (I had to pay, to be reimbursed soon) - about £100 in parts, £150 labour, and £50 tax, total £300.


That's pretty cheap for parts and expensive labour.


It takes me roughly 2 hours to very very slowly take apart sony cameras and convert them to IR.
I imagine a trained engineer could have it done in quarter that time. Feels like labour is charged at £150 per hour
I'd have more camera gear if I got paid that much
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And how about $10 for a good neck/shoulder strap/holster?????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2023 at 22:59
Thanks, Harm. Yes (I had to pay, to be reimbursed soon) - about £100 in parts, £150 labour, and £50 tax, total £300.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2023 at 20:51
Nice to hear! Enjoy your camera again.

Any idea of the repair costs?
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

As an update, I now have the camera back, fully repaired (new shutter unit), and working. The repair bill was covered by my insurance, I’m glad to say!


That's great news Howard!
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Good to hear Howard
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As an update, I now have the camera back, fully repaired (new shutter unit), and working. The repair bill was covered by my insurance, I’m glad to say!
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Back home now, and time to contact the insuramce people tomorrow - and to get the original A7 out of mothballs
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