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Old Oct 14, 2012, 5:52 PM   #1
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Default aloha from maui. i need help with a dropped camera

someone at a party dropped my sony A-100 picking it up off a table and dropped it onto a hardwood floor. when i turn the camer on i hear a motor drive noise. it still shoots pictures. i took the lens off to see the mirror when turning it on and did not see it moving. ??
could someone come to maui and take care off the problem

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 2:53 PM   #2
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G'day David

take it to your local camera shop & ask them to examine it > and -if- it is repairable, sent the bill to whomever dropped it

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 4:24 PM   #3
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If it still takes pictures, then the mirror moves when it's supposed to.

One of the vulnerabilities of Sony dSLRs and SLTs is the sensor shift image stabilization system. When you first turn the camera on, it shakes the image sensor to see if the stabilization system is working. If it makes a nasty noise, it's possible that the camera is trying to shake the sensor but can't, or it's shaking it uncontrolably. If that's what's wrong, that's usually about a $300 fix.

Check to see if the image stabilization system is working. Try taking a photo using a long focal length and a slow shutter speed (stopping down the lens to get a proper exposure) and see if you get motion blur due to camera shake. If you do, get in touch with your local camera dealer or Sony Technical Support.
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