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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 your cameras' drive will need to be repaired, rebuilt or replaced.

If the drive can be repaired or rebuilt, you can expect to pay intermediate labor. If the drive has to be replaced, Labor is minor, and then you have the cost of the drive.

*Cost to repair models MVC-FD91, MVC-FD95 and MVC-FD97 is $20 higher- due to the additonal time required to effect repairs.

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, rebuilt or replaced.. For repair or rebuild, expect to pay major labor.

Replacing the drive is expensive these days. Prices range from $250 - $390.00. model dependant. Once your camera is on the bench, we'll be able to determine if we can repair or rebuild your camera drive, or if the dirve requires replacment. We'll aslo let you know all the costs up front, before any work is performed.

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

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

A general rule of thumb is if a unit is submerged for any length of time, there is little hope. If the lens has water spots, it's a good indication that at the very least, the lens itself will need to be replaced. Once the camera is on the bench, we'll be able to determine if you need to go shopping for a replacement camera.

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

Average turn-a-round time is 7-10 business days. If your unit requires parts that we do not stock, then your unit's stay with us will be lengthened.

We do all we can to make your units stay with us as short as possible, without sacrifcing quality or care. If you require a faster turn-a-round time, please let us know and we'll do our very best to accomodate you at no extra charge!

What do I do next?
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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)
  Mavica Repair - (Minor)
  Mavica Repair - (Major)
$89.95 &up  
  Labor Rates Exclude Parts.
All Camera Repairs Include Cleaning, Lubrication, and a 6 Month Warranty


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