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How much will it cost to repair my Mavica?
My camera got wet, can you fix it?
Do you repair Sony Digital SLR's?)
Yeah, but wont it cost allot to ship my Mavica to you?
How much do you charge for estimates?
How much do you charge for return shipping?
What do I do next?
What are your Labor Rates?


 
How much will it cost to repair my Mavica?   ^ Top

That depends a lot on how far off the floor it fell, whether it was concrete or carpet, and whether it sunk to the bottom of the swamp, or just got splashed.

Seriously though, you can find our labor rates here, so the only question would be the cost of parts. Once your unit is on the bench, we'll be able to determine just that, and contact you with all of the costs involved, before any work is performed, and how long your unit's stay with us will be.

Floppy Disk Mavica's:

If your camera is displaying Disk Error, C:13:01, C:32:01, and you've tried to format a new disk (using your computer, w/ FULL format option) with no success, then you may need a new floppy drive installed (FDD). Repair total comes in at $129.00. (most models)*

*Cost to replace the floppy drive in models MVC-FD91, MVC-FD95 and MVC-FD97 is at $149.00.

CD Mavica's:

If your camera is displaying Disk Error, C:13:01, or you hear a clicking sound, and have tried a new CD-R disk with no success, then more than likley, the drive assembly needs to be repaired at a cost of approx. $120.00, plus shipping.

If rebuilding the drive doesn't solve the problem, then it will have to be replaced. We can stop there, and all you'd owe would be the estimate fee of $30. Or, we can move forward and replace the drive at a cost of approx. $225.00, plus shipping. Your choice.

 
 
 
My camera got wet, can you fix it?  ^ Top

For cameras or camcorders damaged by liquid or water, the estimate fee is $50.00, and is applied to the cost of repair.

If your unit did get wet, it's wise to remove the battery, and avoid powering it on.

If your camera or camcorder was submerged for any length of time, it's over, time to go shopping. If the lens has water spots inside - it's over, time to go shopping. If water is dripping out from the inside of your unit, it's over, time to go shopping. If your camcorder or camera was LIGHTLY splashed or sprinkled with water then there MAY be a chance that we can help you.

 
 
 
Do you repair Sony Digital SLR Cameras?  ^ Top

Yes we do. Please click here to visit our Sony Camera repair page.

 
 
 
Yeah, but wont it cost a lot to ship my Mavica to you?  ^ Top

Using Priority Mail, you can ship your camera to our repair department, from anywhere in the U.S., for around $13.00.

Of course, tacking on a little insurance is a good thing, but you needn’t bother with delivery confirmation, certified mail, or other services that simply waste your hard earned money.  Remember, your camera is broken, and it’s not new.  For most cameras, a hundred dollars of insurance is all that’s needed.    Once your repaired camera is ready for the return trip home, we make sure the camera is insured for what it’s worth.

Shipping insurance covers the value of the camera in its present condition, NOT what a brand new replacement camera costs.    If you need to make an insurance claim, all you’re entitled to is what the camera was worth, at the time of loss, and nothing more.

 
 

 
How much do you charge for estimates?  ^ Top

$30.00. A modest sum, wouldn't you agree? The estimate fee is applied to the cost of repair. That's fair, isn't it?

 
 
  
Why don't you offer free estimates?  ^ Top

One word, gimmick.  Do you really think that repair shops that offer free estimates are going to spend one minute on your camera trying to figure out it's problem?  No way!  They simply 'shoot' you a price, and hope the price they quote you will cover the cost of parts and leave room for plenty of profit. This works for them if it's an easy repair, but bad for you if your unit was one of the 'easy' ones, and you were charged too much money for the repair. Simple to understand, yes?

 
 

 
How much do you charge for return shipping?  ^ Top

We generally use UPS to do all of our shipping.  Their rates are a little higher than Priority Mail, but the cost of insurance is much less than that of the USPS.  On average, return shipping with insurance costs $13.50.  This includes a buck for the new box, bubble bag, and packing material. For the heavier, more expensive cameras, return shipping costs do increase, depending upon both their weight, and value.

 
 
 
What kind of turn-a-round time do you have?   ^ Top

I'm the only technician on the bench at this time, so expect an average of 3 - 4 weeks, AVERAGE. RUSH repairs are available, but the following conditions must be met: RUSH FEE, $90.00. Unit must be recieved via OVERNIGHT OR 2ND DAY AIR, and must be returned either OVERNIGH OR 2ND DAY AIR. My time is worth more than shipping charges. So, if you need it, you got a pay for it!

When a RUSH repair is recieved, and the above requirements are met, I'll clear my bench and make your unit, the one on the bench. If repairs are not pre-approved, expect a call or email same day with estimate.

 
 
 
What do I do next?
  ^ Top

If you would like to use our services, simply click here, or click the Repair Service on the Navigation bar, to continue.

 
 
 
Labor Rates  ^ Top
       
 
  Mavica Repair - (Minor)
$60.00  
         
 
  Mavica Repair - (Major)
$90.00 /up  
  Labor Rates Exclude Parts.
All Camera Repairs Include Cleaning, Lubrication, and a 6 Month Warranty

 

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