Camcorder Repair

Sony HDW730

Related Models:   HDW730S 
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Sony Camcorder most requested repairs

  • No Power
  • Soft back focus
  • Battery does not charge
  • Dust inside the lens
  • SDI port is not working
  • SDI port yanked out or damaged
  • Dropped physical damage
  • liquid damage
  • Salt sand dust inside the camera
  • LCD display not working
  • Iris blades stuck

Self Diagnosis Error Codes

Before you send or bring the camera to us for a repair: Your camcorder has a self-diagnosis display function. This condition displays your camcorders condition as a five digit code (combination of letters, numbers and figures) on the LCD screen display windows or on the view finder. If the five digit code is displayed. Check the error code chart, the last two digits indicated by □□ will differ depending on the state of your camcorder. If you are experiencing following error codes on your Sony camera or deck, most likely your camera or deck hardware has failed and needs an immediate attention. Call chat or email us to find a quick resolutions.

Technical/Service Bulletins


  • Parts Registration - HKDW-703, HKDW-902R, HKDW-905R (7/18/2016)
  • Parts Registration - Parts Related to Viewfinder (5/4/2015)
  • Parts Registration - FP-121 Board and CN202 Connector (11/25/2013)
  • Firmware Upgrade - AT V2.07; SS V2.06; FP V1.58 (11/21/2011)
  • Loss of Servo Lock and Video Sync (10/10/2011)
  • Camera Failure in Wet Conditions (9/5/2011)
  • Recommended Replacement Period For S/T Reel Table and Reel Drive Gear Assemblies; Abnormal Recording (9/5/2011)
  • Moisture Protection For Key Switch Block (9/5/2011)
  • Loose V Shoe Assembly or Wedge Screws (6/27/2011)
  • Loose Bolts on VF Slide (6/20/2011)
  • Manual Correction - Components Included With VF Slide Assembly in Handle Exploded View (5/2/2011)
  • Tape Slack or E-X42/E-X32: Loss of Synchronization in Recorded Video; Abnormal Noise or Recording (3/7/2011)
  • Wireless Microphone Tuner Connector Not Properly Engaged (6/21/2010)
  • How to Prevent Water From Entering Camcorder Through Hinge Openings (6/14/2010)
  • Blanking Interference and Ghosting (6/14/2010)
  • Firmware Upgrade - AT V2.06; SS V2.06; FP V1.58 (5/10/2010)
  • No Power; Replacing Battery Connector (3/22/2010)
  • Mechanical Play Between Lens and Camcorder; Optical Axis Error (2/8/2010)
  • Block Noise (2/8/2010)
  • Replacing VTR Start Button (1/11/2010)
  • Recommended Replacement Period For S/T Reel Table and Reel Drive Gear Assemblies; Abnormal Recording (1/11/2010)
  • Parts Registration - XLR Microphone Connector (12/14/2009)
  • Firmware Upgrade - AT V2.05; SS V2.05; FP V1.58 (11/16/2009)
  • Switch Door Does Not Open and Close Smoothly (11/9/2009)
  • Camera Picture Becomes White With Turbo Gain (11/9/2009)
  • Parts Registration - Front Frame Sub-Assembly and Heat Sink Assembly (9/28/2009)
  • Firmware Upgrade - AT V2.04; SS V2.03; FP V1.58 (9/28/2009)
  • Parts Registration - Camera Shoe and Mounting Wedge Integrated Into VF Shoe Assembly (7/20/2009)
  • Parts Registration - VF Shoe Fixed Table (7/20/2009)
  • Replacing VTR Start Button (7/20/2009)
  • Test Out Signal Disrupted or Unstable (7/20/2009)
  • Parts Registration - HDCAM Emblem (MFV) (4/27/2009)
  • Battery Connector (4/6/2009)
  • Replacing EQ-88 or EQ-88G Board (3/30/2009)
  • Blanking Interference (3/30/2009)
  • Recommended Replacement Period For S Idler Assembly and T Idler Assembly; Abnormal Recording/Playback (1/19/2009)
  • Checking Battery Connector (1/12/2009)
  • Tape Slack or E-X42/E-X32; Tape Not Wound at Cassette Ejection; Abnormal Noise or Recording (9/29/2008)
  • Manual Correction - Switch Setting on FP-121 Board (9/29/2008)
  • CTL Signal Not Recorded (7/14/2008)
  • Parts Registration - Variable Resistor Nut (4/14/2008)
  • Caution When Using Extender While Connecting Canon Lens (1/21/2008)
  • New Function Added To Detect Contact Failure Between Slip Ring and Brush (12/17/2007)
  • Cracked Volume Knob (11/19/2007)
  • Parts Compatibility Information For New and Discontinued Parts (11/19/2007)
  • No Signal Output From HD-SDI Out (11/5/2007)
  • Replacing Shoulder Pad With New Slide-Type Shoulder Pad (10/15/2007)
  • Precaution on Maintenance of Camcorder (8/13/2007)
  • Replacing Full Erase Head or AH-61 Board (8/6/2007)
  • Tape Slack; Tape Cutting; Error-X32; Error-X42 (7/30/2007)
  • Firmware Upgrade - At Version 2.01 (5/28/2007)
  • Replacing Front Lid Assembly (5/21/2007)
  • Firmware Upgrade - V2.00; SS V2.00 (1/15/2007)
  • Key Switch Malfunctions When Water Leaks Through Key Switch Cover (1/8/2007)
  • Improved Docking of V Shoe Assembly on Camera To VCT-14 TripPod Attachment (1/8/2007)
  • Factory Settings For S101 on SS-92 Board; Error 083 (1/1/2007)
  • Note When Replacing Battery Connector (1/1/2007)
  • Manual Correction - VF Slide Assembly (1/1/2007)
  • Parts Registration - Bayonet Ring For Lead-Free Prism (12/25/2006)
  • Parts Registration - Cassette Compartment Assembly (RP) (9/11/2006)
  • Parts Registration - LCD Window on Inside Panel Sub-Assembly (9/11/2006)
  • Replacing VF Slide Assembly Parts (9/4/2006)
  • Do Not Eject Cassette While Unit is Upright and Panel is Removed (9/4/2006)
  • Note When Replacing Drum Assembly (8/28/2006)
  • No Picture; Picture Distortion; Deviation Failure (8/28/2006)
  • Manual Correction - Recommended Replacement For Upper Drum, Slip Ring, Brush, and Drum Assemblies (8/28/2006)
  • Manual Correction - Cassette Window (L) in Outside Panel Sub-Assembly (8/28/2006)
  • Manual Correction - D401 on AXM-24 Board (7/10/2006)
  • Replacing IFA-11 or SW-1031 Board (6/19/2006)
  • Screws on Back of VF Loosen (6/12/2006)
  • Manual Correction - Multi Burst Chart (5/22/2006)
  • Changing Audio in XLR Connector From Female To Male (3/13/2006)
  • Parts Registration - Bottom Cover of Handle (3/13/2006)
  • Ventilation Fan Stops (3/13/2006)
  • Manual Correction - Filter Disk Unit (3/13/2006)
  • Parts Registration and Manual Correction - Retainer in Outside Panel and Main Block (3/13/2006)
  • Side Pad on Inside Panel Cracks or Peels Off (9/26/2005)
  • Preventing Entry of Water Droplets Through Ventilation Holes (9/19/2005)
  • Replacing Lid Arm (L) Assembly (8/8/2005)
  • Audio Noise In SDI Output (8/8/2005)
  • Alarm and Monitor Knobs Fall Off Shortly After Installation (4/4/2005)
  • Firmware Upgrade - At V1.80; SS V1.83 (2/28/2005)
  • Parts Registration - Harness and Rear Panel Assembly (12/27/2004)
  • Parts Registration - VF Slide Assembly (12/20/2004)
  • INVALID OPERATION Error Message After RE-TAKE Function (12/20/2004)
  • No Zebra Output To VF (11/22/2004)
  • Manual Correction - Part Numbers (11/15/2004)
  • Manual Correction - V Shoe (C) Assembly Part Number (11/8/2004)
  • Firmware Upgrade - At V1.71; SS V1.81; FP V1.52 (11/1/2004)
  • Modification Required When FP Software Is Upgraded To V1.51 or V1.52 (11/1/2004)
  • Recorded Video Turns Gray in Low-Temperature Environments (11/1/2004)
  • Manual Correction - Part Number For W2.6 Small on Hardware List (10/18/2004)
  • Extended Drum Replacement Time (9/20/2004)
  • Video Tracking Does Not Adjust To Specification (7/26/2004)
  • E-462; Cassette Compartment Lid Delays Opening After Cassette Ejection (7/19/2004)
  • Firmware Upgrade - At V1.70; SS V1.70; FP V1.51; Support for HKDW-704 and HKDW-705 (6/21/2004)
  • Revised Specs for REV Back Tension Adjustment (6/14/2004)
  • Firmware Upgrade - At V1.52, SS V1.51, FP V1.50, EQ V1.50 (6/7/2004)
  • Two-Piece Filter Disk Does Not Rotate Properly (3/22/2004)
  • Manual Correction - CCD Block Assembly Part Numbers (3/15/2004)
  • E-361 (12/15/2003)
  • No Color on HD VF (9/15/2003)
  • Adjustment Range Shift for BCH Preset White Gain (5/12/2003)
  • On-Board Battery Empty Warning (5/12/2003)
  • Crosstalk Between Channels (5/12/2003)
  • Incorrect Detection of Audio XLR Input Connector (5/12/2003)
  • Intermittent Sound; Oscillating Audio Level Meter (3/3/2003)
  • Manual Correction - Part Numbers for Sub Harnesses (1/21/2003)
  • Unit Malfunctions When Water Leaks Through Top Cover Assembly (1/10/2003)
  • 905R (7/18/2016)
  • Parts Related to Viewfinder (5/4/2015)
  • 121 Board and CN202 Connector (11/25/2013)
  • AT V2.07; SS V2.06; FP V1.58 (11/21/2011)
  • Components Included With VF Slide Assembly in Handle Exploded View (5/2/2011)
  • X32: Loss of Synchronization in Recorded Video; Abnormal Noise or Recording (3/7/2011)
  • AT V2.06; SS V2.06; FP V1.58 (5/10/2010)
  • XLR Microphone Connector (12/14/2009)
  • AT V2.05; SS V2.05; FP V1.58 (11/16/2009)
  • Assembly and Heat Sink Assembly (9/28/2009)
  • AT V2.04; SS V2.03; FP V1.58 (9/28/2009)
  • Camera Shoe and Mounting Wedge Integrated Into VF Shoe Assembly (7/20/2009)
  • VF Shoe Fixed Table (7/20/2009)
  • HDCAM Emblem (MFV) (4/27/2009)
  • 88G Board (3/30/2009)
  • X32; Tape Not Wound at Cassette Ejection; Abnormal Noise or Recording (9/29/2008)
  • 121 Board (9/29/2008)
  • Variable Resistor Nut (4/14/2008)
  • SDI Out (11/5/2007)
  • Type Shoulder Pad (10/15/2007)
  • 61 Board (8/6/2007)
  • X42 (7/30/2007)
  • At Version 2.01 (5/28/2007)
  • V2.00; SS V2.00 (1/15/2007)
  • 14 TripPod Attachment (1/8/2007)
  • 92 Board; Error 083 (1/1/2007)
  • VF Slide Assembly (1/1/2007)
  • Free Prism (12/25/2006)
  • Cassette Compartment Assembly (RP) (9/11/2006)
  • Assembly (9/11/2006)
  • Recommended Replacement For Upper Drum, Slip Ring, Brush, and Drum Assemblies (8/28/2006)
  • Assembly (8/28/2006)
  • 24 Board (7/10/2006)
  • 1031 Board (6/19/2006)
  • Multi Burst Chart (5/22/2006)
  • Bottom Cover of Handle (3/13/2006)
  • Filter Disk Unit (3/13/2006)
  • Retainer in Outside Panel and Main Block (3/13/2006)
  • At V1.80; SS V1.83 (2/28/2005)
  • Harness and Rear Panel Assembly (12/27/2004)
  • VF Slide Assembly (12/20/2004)
  • TAKE Function (12/20/2004)
  • Part Numbers (11/15/2004)
  • V Shoe (C) Assembly Part Number (11/8/2004)
  • At V1.71; SS V1.81; FP V1.52 (11/1/2004)
  • Temperature Environments (11/1/2004)
  • Part Number For W2.6 Small on Hardware List (10/18/2004)
  • 462; Cassette Compartment Lid Delays Opening After Cassette Ejection (7/19/2004)
  • 705 (6/21/2004)
  • At V1.52, SS V1.51, FP V1.50, EQ V1.50 (6/7/2004)
  • Piece Filter Disk Does Not Rotate Properly (3/22/2004)
  • CCD Block Assembly Part Numbers (3/15/2004)
  • 361 (12/15/2003)
  • Board Battery Empty Warning (5/12/2003)
  • Part Numbers for Sub Harnesses (1/21/2003)
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