Im experiencing a problem with the Sony PMW EX1.
The camera turns on but gets stuck in the main screen 'XDCAM EX' while booting up. Thats all I see, it crashes in this start up screen. If I want to turn it off it wont do it, if I turn the switch to Media also it wont respond.
Its very hot down here in Patagonia (35 degrees Celsius) and I run out of batteries with the camera on (but not recording). After that I tried to turn it on with a fully charged battery and this issue arise.
Does anybody has a clue what this can be? Or how to start up the camera when it has crashed/frozen in this way?
I tried taking the back up battery but no results. I tried plugging the camera to the power cord but no change.
Any suggestion will be very welcomed since I need desperately to keep on shooting with the camera right now.
Thanks for your promt answer,
Hopefully the camera is ´confused´ rather than ´fried´. I tried everything Sony Europe and in the USA advised me to do. So far the camera refuses to collaborate. I will send it to Sony In Buenos Aires were they never heard of a heat related problem with this cameras.
My problem was a big one since the main board burn out. I had to change the board for a new one which required the machine to be set up back again from scratch.
I hope this is not your issue and somehow you can resolve the problem by resetting the camera.
All the Best,