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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 August 2013 at 17:26
I've long suspected that the skipping control wheels on a700 et al were down to people using rear control dial for preference and that there might be more natural greases that come off a thumb print that off the side of an index finger or similar...

I think these a99 problems are likely to be different because they are turning up too early - and it sounds like catching/dragging rather than skipping.

I would suspect that it was due to weather sealing catching on something - as all of these are new cameras I'd advise to return to Sony rather than try any of the previous DIY solves...
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote armirail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2013 at 13:45
I just got my a99 back from sony customer service hk. They changed the control panels/wheels. Repair took around 10 days and the result is more or less as before. It is slightly better than before as the wheels dont get stuck anymore, specifically the front dial, but they still feel "sticky"

The rep claimed it was within specification and i also talked to the technician who explained to me that it is normal. Well, for my part i much prefer the dials of my a77 with the clicking. Either way, i am happy to get the a99 back and will be happy shooting until the dials get stuck again
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Post Options Post Options   Quote le_rez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2013 at 22:08
I got my a99 back today and all is well again. They replaced the switch block for the second time and the wheels now turn without any stickiness or binding.
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The improvement I reported on Aug 18 above is holding.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2013 at 22:28
Analytical - you are tempting me to buy a set of feeler gauges! My front wheel stickiness is definitely fits the same description as yours - a sort of rubbery creaky grabby feel only on a small part of a full rotation.

I'd love to send it in for warranty but I have a dread feeling it would come back the same or worse or with something else annoyingly wrong. (Eg my a700 that came back from steady shot repair with a big AF misadjustment). I'm all for DIY fixes for minor bits and bobs.
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