Sony Alpha Camera Repair Services
We provide Sony Alpha camera repair services including Alpha A1, A7, A7R, A7S, and A9 cameras
with free estimates, about a week average turnaround time, and a 6-month warranty.
We strive to offer the most competitive pricing, and we will charge less than what other Sony camera repair facilities will charge for the same repairs.
Common problems with the Sony Alpha cameras
The camera says “camera error” or Torn shutter blade(s)
Most often there is a problem with the shutter unit and replacing the shutter unit is the only way to repair the camera properly.
Sometimes the shutter drive motor is the cause of the problem.
For example, if the shutter does not stop itself when the power turns on and continues to flap, it is the shutter drive motor problem.
In this case, you will need to replace the shutter drive unit (MB Charging Unit) as Sony does not only sell shutter motors.
No power at all, Won’t turn on
There may be a fuse, but the chances are 50/50.
There are plenty of other possibilities, sometimes cables, connectors & switches.
Or replace the main circuit board in the worst case.
For A33 & A55 cameras, there is a known problem with the shutter drive motor.
Replaced it with an updated motor.
You can purchase the updated part from Encompass.
The LCD screen doesn’t work
In our experience, there are many problems with the LCD cable, but if it is water or impact damaged, there may be a problem elsewhere such as LCD circuit board, LCD, or Main circuit board.
The manual wheel, Menu Wheel, or Buttons don’t work
It’s a straightforward repair, but sometimes a button presses incorrectly due to a sticky foreign substance that can interfere with the normal operation of the button.
Before ordering parts, you must determine the cause.
Crooked sensor or crooked SteadyShot mechanism (Slider, Image Stabilizer, Shaken Unit) You’ll also get a “Camera Error” message
Even in this case, a “camera error” message may appear after a while of normal operation.
On the A7 series cameras, you feel a slight vibration the moment when you turn the power on and off. This means that the SteadyShot mechanism is working normally.
Conversely, the absence of this vibration means that the SteadyShot Mechanism is not working correctly.
In our experience, it’s rarely necessary to replace the SteadyShot Mechanism.
In most cases, a loosened screw or rubber from the inside of the camera or SteadyShot Mechanism was stuck in the middle of the SteadyShot Mechanism and prevented the operation.
Won’t recognize memory cards
Another straightforward repair.
In order to save repair time and cost, we’ll attempt component level repair instead of replacement of the entire card slot circuit board or main circuit board if the damage is not severe.
Broken USB or HDMI port
This is a major repair.
Unfortunately, the USB and HDMI ports are on the main circuit board.
So, we have to check if only the port is the issue or if the main circuit board is damaged as well.
Even if there is damage to the main circuit board, there is a slight chance that we can repair it, but it is difficult to say whether it is repairable until the condition is visually checked and repair is attempted.
How to get a free estimate for your Sony Alpha cameras
- Let us know the model number and symptoms of your Sony camera through our Free Estimate form.
- You’ll be emailed with a repair estimate within 24 hours.
If you feel satisfied with the repair estimate and decide to send your Sony camera to us, proceed to the next step.
- Print out the corresponding email received from us, pack your Sony camera safely, and ship it to our Sony camera repair service center via UPS, FedEx, or USPS.
- Once we have received your Sony camera, we’ll inspect it thoroughly and let you know what the exact repair cost is.
What if you don’t want us to repair it at this point?
Just let us know, and we’ll get your Sony camera back to you at no cost.
There’s no estimate fee.
You just need to pay for the return shipping which is around $15 to $30 depending on the size and weight of the package.
- Once the repair has been completed, we’ll send you a repair completion email and an invoice that you can pay online.
We’ll pack your Sony camera up and ship it back to you.
You’ll be emailed a tracking number when it ships.