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    Posted: 25 December 2020 at 08:26
Well, your camera and lenses work fine (again) for the foreseeable future, just enjoy it!

Nice to see the experience was good with Precision.
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Camera returned today(Merry Christmas). Camera is cleaned to new condition even around buttons screens, viewfinder, etc. It is functioning normally and the annoying error message is gone. Haven't shot extensively with it yet but plan to do so within the next few days. Very pleased with the experience regarding Precision camera repair. Although recent posts concerning A mount indicate we may not see any further development of the line, however I still feel it was worthwhile to repair a camera that I have enjoyed using for the last few years.
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Received repair estimate From Precision Camera. Services included autofocus test and calibration, sensor recalibration and realignment, complete cleaning (internal and external) optical system general test check and repair all functions and systems. Replace AS slider unit.(anti shake). The cost is $405.00 including $45.00 return shipping. This seems reasonable along with a 90 day warranty so I am going to authorize the repair. Wil post when the camera is returned and after using it for awhile.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LowRyter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2020 at 21:45
I don't suppose anyone has tried to smack it with the heel of you hand? I don't know what you would have to lose since it's going to the shop anyway. Like I said, it worked for me with Lumix.
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Originally posted by littledab littledab wrote:

In fifty years of lugging cameras around in sometimes tough conditions I managed to avoid damaging any of them except for a small dent on the viewfinder of an xk.
Unfortunately a mishap occurred recently in which my a7711 fell about four feet .....

I had a similar mishap with my NEX-6 resulting in a broken viewfinder glass. Actually it was my 3rd incident in all those years. In 1974 I dropped my MC 2.5/28 and in 2003 I dropped my MD 1.2/50. In both cases the filterring was damaged.
I have got it repaired through a local camerashop/wedding photographer in all cases. Don't remember exact cost as it was covered by my insurance. Definitely less than 100. Everything worked fine after the drop, except the viewfinder. After repair only a few scratches were leftovers. Camera works fine again. The turnaround time was about 4 weeks.
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I hope to hear how it turns out as I also have a camera here with the same problem.
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Thanks members, sent it to Precision for analysis and hopefully a not expensive repair. If it's to expensive and keep the I might consider migrating to Emount and keep the A850 for a while.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 November 2020 at 18:33
Originally posted by LowRyter LowRyter wrote:

Give it a slap with the heal of your hand. What do you have to lose?

Typing this as I am having a Scotch. But I could be right.


That always worked with my 12" black and white TV
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 November 2020 at 08:43
Originally posted by LowRyter LowRyter wrote:

Typing this as I am having a Scotch. But I could be right.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LowRyter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2020 at 23:37
Give it a slap with the heal of your hand. What do you have to lose?

Typing this as I am having a Scotch. But I could be right.
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Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by littledab littledab wrote:

... would appreciate the Forums advice on how to proceed.

... continue to use it indefinitely without SteadyShot.

Not an option in my case, it wouldn't take a picture at all. If it would I may well have taken that route rather than get a replacement.
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I have had good experiences using united camera to repair Sony equipment in the past. It may be worth an email to them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2020 at 05:59
I can only refer you to what I think is still the 'official' Sony service center in the US: Precision Camera - and as you can see when you enter the info for a quote, it probably won't be inexpensive. There very well could be other places, though.
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Sybersitizen- repair would be the best option, can you suggest a reliable repair option for Sony .
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