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Took camera in for firewire repair - now camera doesn't work at all!

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by David D, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. David D

    David D Guest

    I don;t know what to do now, took my TRV38 Sony into a shop for
    replace/repair of firewire - 2 months later, he can't get the camera
    to work at all, doesn't power up or recharge battery. I am at a loss
    what to do....
     
  2. b

    b Guest

    what don't you know what to do, its not your problem, you are not the
    repairman.
    it's bloody obvious - tell that place you want it sorting out properly
    or you'll take legal action. Your local citizens advice or fair
    trading office may advise you. Sounds like a cowboy , there are plenty
    of 'board jockeys' out there....

    -B
     
  3. David D

    David D Guest

    I wish it were that simple. The time it takes to bring them to small
    claims court, money - I am better off trying to get another one off
    ebay. I was just hoping to find an electronic place that isn't going
    to be expensive. I usually use Mack Camera, but they charge approx
    $65.00 just to look at it (including shipping). With a bill of $200+
    ontop of that I am closing in on $300.00...
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Guest

    There is the possibility that "he" damaged your camera.

    Why two months?

    Is the "shop" an authorized Sony repair station? Very important! If it is,
    then Sony should help you.
     
  5. David D

    David D Guest

    The camera wasn't under warranty and Sony wanted a heck of a lot more
    money to fix it. The outfit claimed to fix camcorders, so I guess it
    was my mistake for trusting it. They did replace two parts and still
    couldn't get it working. I was just hoping for a little luck in all
    of it. I might have to go with Mack Camera or at this point, try
    Ebay, but their prices for 4 year old cameras like this one seem to
    have escalated unbelievably considering a new camera cost about
    $200.00 (for a point and shoot). If I wasn't replacing it for my
    brother, it wouldn't even bother me...
     
  6. Art

    Art Guest

    Mate: You need to make a decision, do you want to follow up with the old
    item, challenge the repair company, etc. Or will it be more acceptable to
    spend your assets on a newer item.
    Either you spend the quid fighting to get the old camera problem resolved,
    weither it be sending it directly to SONY or dealing with the repair
    facility. Otherwise, drop the coins on a new item and off the old item on
    E_Bay to any taker thereby requiting at least a bit of your financial loss.
    Maybe a Foster's will help you decide, Eh!!
     
  7. David D

    David D Guest

    I have recently heard from http://fletchersite.com/
    but the problem is the Email/contact does not work and I don't know
    how to get a hold of anybody there! Anybody used them before and have
    a 1800 or numbeR?
     
  8. SparkyGuy

    SparkyGuy Guest

    Maybe a Foster's will help you decide, Eh!!

    Or Molson's, more likely...
     
  9. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Golden?

    grge
     
  10. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Pass a Molson XXX this way please.
     
  11. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    Wouldn`t you rather have beer?

    <Ducks>

    Ron(UK)
     
  12. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    LOL
     
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