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Tom Laughlin
Power problem with Sony EX-1?
on Apr 24, 2019 at 5:11:48 pm

So, a few days ago, I do my normal 6 month camera maintenance check, and one of my (2) Sony EX-1's seems to be having a power issue. When I power the camera on, the power button, located on the upper backside, when I slide it, it doesn't seem to slide and 'snap'. The button will slide over and the camera will power on, but then it powers down right after. I think the button or button to the internal power connection is going out.

When I force the button more to the left, the power comes back on, and and then off, so I wonder if this is definitely a "power" or power connection issue, where the button's snap-to is gone, and it can't stay powered on. If I forcefully move the button more to the left, the power comes back on, and as long as I don't jossle the camera, it will sometimes stay on, but I have to really move and force that power button over as far and as hard as I can, for the power to stay powered.

Has anyone has this happen over time, the power button going out, and needs to be replaced, and does anyone know to whom I can ship it, and how much it will costs for a replacement button?

Any help would be most appreciated!



Tom Laughlin
Adobe Certified Expert, Premiere Pro CC
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Steve Kownacki
Re: Power problem with Sony EX-1?
on Apr 24, 2019 at 5:31:55 pm

I too love my EX1s but getting costly to repair. Sending to SONY is about $800 min charge, you can buy decent ones on ebay for under $1200. Make sure it has the firmware version you need. I like for repairs & camera matching, solid people. I recently got some parts from who also do repairs. Also good people to deal with. I'm not sure how difficult that would be to replace the switch on your own buying the switch or a broken camera for around $400. (I have one for sale for parts BTW.)


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