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  • £1900 for a repair aaaaaaaauuuuuuggghhhh…………….!!!! Battery Error Message

    Posted by Mark Palmos on October 20, 2009 at 10:58 am


    The battery error message I got is apparently caused by the firewire circuitry in the camera (despite the fact i NEVER use firewire on the camera) They say they cannot fix the DPR298 board, and want to charge me £1600 plus Tax, so about £1900, thats $3,120.30 USD


    I spoke to Sony directly to find out why it costs so much and they said its the main circuit board, I said yes, Im sure that costs about $20 in real costs, as I have already paid for the R&D by buying the camera… they had no sympathy and i have no choice but to fork out.

    So there you go, if you ever get the battery error message and your camera powers down automatically after a few seconds, be worried… be very worried 😉

    till later

    Mark Palmos replied 14 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • Jay Gladwell

    October 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Ouch! I feel your pain, Mark.

    Is that the 1 or 3?

  • Mark Palmos

    October 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Ex-1, NOT under guarantee…

    I hope my firmware update will not be gone when they replace that circuit board.


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