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  • GrassValley_KH
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    This is not a Sony forum to vent on. The answer has been provided and that's more than enough for this thread.

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  • TrackRanger
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    Originally posted by THoff View Post
    It's a design flaw and Sony is fixing it. I would agree that it shouldn't have shipped that way, but it's certainly not DOA.

    http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=135655
    Maybe DOA is a bit strong, but Sony should have not shipped equipment with KNOWN faults. Why wouldn't they do the necessary upgrades and replacements before shipping? It would save them a lot of trouble not to mention their reputation...

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  • THoff
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    It's a design flaw and Sony is fixing it. I would agree that it shouldn't have shipped that way, but it's certainly not DOA.

    http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=135655

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  • TrackRanger
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    Hmmm.. It's a brand new camera. If that's the case, are Sony selling brand new cameras complete with known faults? It hasn't developed this condition. It's had this problem straight out of the box. I'd class it as DOA.

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  • Geoff
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    Sony now have a replacement card that they can fit in the camera to overcome this problem.

    Geoff

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  • SRsupport
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    It is a know problem and can only be fixed if you send the camcorder to sony IRC.

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  • TrackRanger
    started a topic XDCAM-EX Battery life observations

    XDCAM-EX Battery life observations

    1 week ago I just purchased an XDCAM-EX for use with my Edius 4.6 Broadcast system.

    I purchased an additional BP-U60 battery. I fully charged both batteries, left the BP-U30 on the (powered off) camera and 3 days later had the first opportunity to use the camera. The battery was completely flat. Zilch. I checked the BP-U60 (not on the camera) and it was still showing fully charged. So I completely recharged the U30, put it on the camera and within 1 day of no use, it was down to 75%. I put the bigger U60 that was still showing 100% on the (still switched off) camera, and within 3 days it is down to 50%.

    So it seems that whenever a battery is connected to the camera it will go flat.

    Any other users have a problem with batteries going flat when left connected to an XDCAM-EX?

    The manual doesn't say not to leave the batteries connected, and I've got other Sony cameras that don't affect battery charge ever.

    Comments and user experiences welcomed
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