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Old Dec 7, 2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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hi guys,

i got wierd problem...
my dimage a1 suddently went blank on camera and movie mode but work fine on playback.
i found out couple days ago when i was travelling to Bali to take photo and was furious and clueless on what happened.

anyone who know or experience similar problem please shed some light to this problem of mine.

i am trying to find a official konica minolta store/service center to check what wrong with my camera, but somehow i got lost on konicaminolta.com and didn't find any luck.

I don't want to bring it to any store because i worries possiblity of warranty void or worse, they swap or steal parts from inside. (i'm in indonesia btw)


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Old Dec 8, 2005, 1:33 AM   #2
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Sounds like "Murphy" has been busy.
Doesn't it show anything in record/movie mode?

I think this is related to Sony's (well, actually also Fuji had same problems) screw up in sensor manufacturing, Sony got stingy in wrong place and decided to save few cents in manufacturing some sensor batches which lead to possibility of some contacts in CCD getting loose... fault generating propability was supposed to involve hotter and more humid weather... and in Indonesia there should be quite hot and humid.

EDIT: Here's some links.
used in camera mode, the LCD panel and/or electronic viewfinder will show either a distorted image or no image.

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Old Dec 8, 2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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in record and movie mode, it shows scrolling up and down & diagonally of noise. or distortion of blankness.

i'm not sure if i can describe it correctly. (maybe like tv without antenna/signal)

anyway, i'm not sure if moisture come into play because i always store it on lowe's bag.
maybe i'm wrong, but i'm just trying to figure out possibilities.

and i'm still searching for service facility who know how to handle this problem.
also i have filled contact form on konicaminolta.com website and waiting for their response.

Thanks E.T
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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Please read the artice about defective chip in Minolta Dimage A1, http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0..._defects.htmle
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:25 AM   #5
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Plantimage, if you remove the e from the end of htmle in that link, it will be clickable:


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