Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera
I have a Konica Minolta Dimage A2. Recently I lost use of the electronic viewfinder. I can still view from the rear display screen. The viewfinder remains black whether I adjust the switch on the back of the camera to automatic, or dedicated to the EVF. I have also checked the menu settings and it is set correctly for both the screen and EVF. Any suggestions of retrieving use of the electronic viewfinder---I miss it!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You both are in luck. This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:
The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
Dimage 7HI, 7I, A1, Xi, F300, XT, X20, S414.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
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Sounds like a CCD fault. Many A1 users, including myself, have had this. Allegedly, Sony, who made and fitted the CCD sensors, had a manufacturing "issue" at the time. Many A1s were recalled and others, including mine, have been successfully repaired free of charge by Sony on request. I suggest that you contact your vendor or a local repair shop to discover whether this service is (still?) available in your location. It's well worth the effort as this is a fine camera. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
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My mode switch also failed. As an electronics tech (retired), I was able to source the proper part, and replace it. The camera is perfect again. I have more of those switches in stock.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
These are frequently lost and are fashioned of purest unobtanium.
When mine disappeared I bought a non-working A2 on eBay very cheaply and carefully removed the old eyecup from it and glued it onto mine, it also had the benefit of providing spare body covers, a lens hood, battery and a strap. A cheaper alternative is to buy a non-original replacement, see item number 220440673814 on eBay, or search for seller birthdayboy; the eyecups he sells are good, but it looks ugly and gets in the way as it isn't flush with the back of the camera.
Don't re-sell the donor camera if you buy one: sooner or later you'll need the flexible circuit board from inside it, as the one in your camera WILL eventually fail to power the viewfinder lcd backlight. The old camera will serve to show you how to dismantle and repair your original one. It's one of those jobs which is so fiddly and time-consuming that a professional repair is totally uneconomic.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
In short, no. Spares are generally no longer available and expensive when they are.
But there are huge numbers of broken A1's and A2's which sell for near-nothing on auction websites which may be purchases as spares donors. The viewfinder lenses on both models are identical, although the actual electronic EVF display is different. Ask the right questions and buy wisely and you'll also end up with spare batteries and all the body covers which might have been lost from yours for no extra cost.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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