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    I have an Optura 600 that basically has a blown fuse. The problem is that no recent Canon products have fuses so one has to take it to a repair facility and they have to replace a few diodes,capacitors or whatever those little things are that were replaced on this camera 18 months ago. I've been looking on the web and only find either rip off video repair places (according to customer reviews,BBB) or the Canon authorized repair centers which automatically charge me $250 + shipping. The private video repair place that fixed it last time in Seattle went out of business so I have to find a new place. Could some forum members tell me a place where they had luck getting one of these little camcorders fixed at a fair price. Thanks
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    you might consider a new minidv cam. there are a couple still around like the canon zr960 for $250, or upgrade to a canon hv30 or hv40 and get hdv and dvavi on minidv tape.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/597358-REG/Canon_3543B001_ZR960_MiniDV_Camcorder_.html
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  3. if you know/sure the problem is from the capacitors there is a chance you can replaces them your self (assuming you are a handyman )

    http://www.badcaps.net/forum/search.php?searchid=787955

    those guys helped me replace the bad caps on my Samsung Tuner box (saved me a good $200)

    bought the caps from Digikey.com .very cheap

    http://www.digikey.com/?cshift_ck=1925348678cs511157916&WT.srch=1
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    Thanks. My problem is that I have a Pal camcorder (It's actually an MVX 4i,but for simplicity I list the US equivalent) and many tapes that play best on this camcorder, just like the Sony Minidv (that this Canon replaced), certain tapes made on the Sony play inconsistently on another due to some variation in the head alignment (I suppose). And again, it's frustrating to scrap a camera because of a blown fuse (or diode).

    Originally Posted by aedipuss View Post
    you might consider a new minidv cam. there are a couple still around like the canon zr960 for $250, or upgrade to a canon hv30 or hv40 and get hdv and dvavi on minidv tape.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/597358-REG/Canon_3543B001_ZR960_MiniDV_Camcorder_.html
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    Originally Posted by MJA View Post
    if you know/sure the problem is from the capacitors there is a chance you can replaces them your self (assuming you are a handyman )

    http://www.badcaps.net/forum/search.php?searchid=787955

    those guys helped me replace the bad caps on my Samsung Tuner box (saved me a good $200)

    bought the caps from Digikey.com .very cheap

    http://www.digikey.com/?cshift_ck=1925348678cs511157916&WT.srch=1
    Thanks. There's no way I'm handy enough for something like that. However, people who are used to taking apart things like minidv camcorders, iphones etc. are used to things this small,so that's why I've asked the original question on this forum.
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