My LCD screen broke off my DVX100B. It was on a tripod on a driveway. I went to the car to get my mic and then heard a crash. The wind blew it over!
The LCD screen is broken, loosely attached to the camera. The camera actually still seems to work OK, except for the LCD screen.
How can I get it fixed? And any guesses on how much it will cost?
I live in Western Massachusetts.
Luckily, I have two cameras, and had the second camera at the shoot, so I was able to complete the job today. But I would like to use the second camera for a video shoot in 10 days.
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03-05-2012 02:39 PM
03-06-2012 07:22 AM
In my limited research, I've gotten one quote of $700 from one repair place, and one for $488. Considering the camera is worth about $1000, I think it doesn't make sense to get it fixed. I'm going to try to use it as a second camera, since it still seems to work OK. I may get an external monitor like the Proaim (LCD-003) 7" LCD Monitor, currently advertised for $129.
I just feel sad that a simple mistake has basically totaled my favorite camera.
On another note, I was logging and capturing the footage from the camera this morning, and it turned out that the camera was recording when it fell. There's a great view of the sky as it goes down. No satisfying crash though, because the internal mic was turned off.
03-19-2012 08:54 AM
The camera was on when it fell over. Notice the horrible audio. I couldn't figure out why the wireless mic worked fine for my voice, but had a lot of interference when the client used it. I finally figured out later it was because the client had his cellphone in one pocket, and the transmitter in his other pocket. Arrgh! This was a big learning day for me.