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Canon XM2 -Burned main-board

While using an external microphone (mini-jack attachment) i burned out the main-board so now i have absolutely no sound from any external mics usin the mini-jack. The on-board mic works just fine. In order to repalce that I've been asked for $800 which I cannot afford at this time. My question is, if i buy the MA-300 xlr adaptor which fits in the hot-shoe...wil i have external sound? Is the sound input via the mini-jack parts or via the on-board microphone? I would greatly appreciate any help because right now i am in the middle of shooting a documentary and sound is very important to me..

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  • Michael Lambrianides May 12, 2006

    Dear Techman,

    I don't know..My technitian has a reputattion of being the best around...anyway that is besides the point.

    Let me clarify my MA-300 adaptor question. You see canon made an xlr adaptor that sits on top of the camera and "inputs" information into the camera via the smart-accessory shoe (something like a hot-shoe). My question is..if i use this accessory will i have sound although the minijack does not give any sound. Will the sound be "inputed" into the camera through the same "route" as the on board mic or through the "route" that sound is inputed when using an external mic plugged into the mini-jack.

    I know it's a bit complicated and canon are not very cooperative in this manner.

    Anyway thank you very very much for all your help so far.



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Im wondering why it cant be repaired down to componet level as if the servicer has a schematic its probaly not more then a cap a diode or both snf msybr sa resistor as they do have a protection curcuit on thes camcorders that wount let it distroy the Board Maybe you need another servicer??? Im not sure of your queistion on the adaptor But im sure that if you look in your owners manual it will assist you in where to call to get or buy accessorys. Good luck

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    Larry Dillon May 12, 2006

    No sir I've checked and it will be a waist of your money im so sorry to tell ya this news as it simply runs alonf the same input. On the input was it overloaded by an increase in an input signal??? Hmm so theres no composit audio jacks on the input plug??? Opps just checked yes there is.what you could do is simply get a small battery powered Microphone amp and take the audio out put and plug into the composit (RCA Jacks)audio input. Its alot less expensive then a new audio PCB. Goosd Luck and lets us knowe how you make out?? Techman



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