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I have the old CCD imager chip problem with the Sony DcR-HC30 Sony camcorder. How can I fix it on my own? Taking it apart and soldering are not a problem. At this point I have nothing to lose since it's out of warranty. Thanks.


Answers :

Hi,
Part number of ccd imager chip of DCR-HC30 is as follows..
875321547... ICX440NKF-13 (CCD IMAGER)(HC30)
and available in Sony Parts for $36
Click above link to see price info.
As you already know, ccd imager chip is mounted on CD-489 board located at end of lens assembly in camcorder.
Regarding flexible wire FP-827, I hope part number would be written on it, but I can give you part number here as well..
186118011..... FP-827 FLEXIBLE BAORD, available in Sony Parts for $8.74
Let me know if you have additional question.
Thanks.

Hi,

This is a Common Problem in Sony Camcorder's.The cost of Chip itself id more than $50, then cost of shipping and other taxes.

Sony is Offering Free Repair of Certain Camera's. I would advise you to Call Sony and Confirm the same. If you want to Fix it for Learning purpose, i could tell you the place to Order Chip. But, in the end you might lose more than 100 bucks and valuable time.

Read an article which was published many months ago, when they were Offering Free Service even for THIS MODEL.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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