Camcorder Repair

Sony HVRZ5E

Related Models:   HVRZ5C ; HVRZ5U 
  • FREE Estimaes
  • All repairs and Services are done in-house to insure quick turnaround time
  • Most repairs are guaranteed for six months
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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
Camcorder accessory repair

Lens repair or replacement

Sony HVR-Z5U lenses are repairable. We have repaired over 1000 lenses all with 6 month warranty.

We also sell lens front element and other parts.

Dealers and repair centers are welcome to buy lens parts from us.Click here to order!

Operating Hours 500 1000 1500 300 3500 4000
Tape running surface cleaning
Rotary drum cleaninng & degaussing
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Loading motor
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 Clean  Check  Check replac parts if needed

Operating vs. guaranteed hours


Operating hours are based on the head rotation hours. Guaranteed hours are a recommendation based on the temperature, humidity and quality of the tape or dust condition. Operating hours are listed a maintenance reference and it does not mean guaranteed hours.

Operating vs. guaranteed hours


Our highly qualified engineers may perform adjustments following the completion of major repairs.

 Electrical Adjustmentss

 Mechanical Adjustments

Minor Service


Minor Repair and Service on Sony HVR Z1U is usually performed at 250 hours or up to 500 hours depending on the environment the camera was used in such as dusty, sandy, windy, salty, etc. (example: shooting in the beach)

 Overall cleaning

 Transport cleaning

 Transport alignment

 Drum head Cleaning

 Tape path, tension, switching position adjustment

 Front lens cleaning

 EVF (viewfinder) cleaning

Major Service


Major repair and service on Sony HVR Z1U is usually performed at 500 hours to 1000 hours. This includes minor service inspection, alignment, cleaning of most major and minor assemblies and necessary replacement of common wear parts.

 Drum head assembly

 Tape deck assembly

 Drum dass assembly

 Coaster (T) block assembly

 Pinch roller arm assembly

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.

Screen View


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


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