Saturday, February 06, 2016

PANASONIC Full HD 3D Ready camcorder - HDC-SD900 – Service mode – Error codes – Factory reset – forced flash checking – Digital Camera repair and service

Category: Digital Camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to access service mode
  • Service mode Menu and description 
  • Factory reset procedure 


PANASONIC HDC-SD900

Service Mode
ACCESSING SERVICE MODE 
Set the mode switch “Motion Picture Recording” mode.
While the power is turned OFF, keep pressing the “Power” button, “Zoom lever” to W side and “intelligent auto/Manual” button 
for more than 3 seconds until the top screen of the Service Mode Menu being displayed.
Service mode menu
Screen display
Contents
Function
1


Factory settings


Function to throw a product up in a factory shipment state
(When recorded data in Built-in memory, “error display” is done)

3

Built-in memory self check execution (HDC-TM900 only)

Function to check self as for the state of Built-in memory

4

Lock search history indication

Display the camera system error cord for three histories saved
in EEPROM

5



Power ON self check result display

Power ON self check (function to diagnose correct function of
the device and interface between devices) result display

9



Forced full flash emission

Forced full flash emission for discharging the capacitor on
FLASH SD P.C.B. and set to prohibit charge
10



Erasing the lock histories


Erasing the error histories (working time is not erased)

11



Erasing the internal media management information

Erasing the internal media management information for fast
boot stored in IC3402(flash memory)


12

Camera data indications while the video playback
Display the camera informations (Shutter speed, Iris value,
White balance and focal length) while playing recorded video
NOTE:
Do not using service mode except above table of Service mode menu.
EXIT 
End method of the top screen of the service mode menu .Touch the [ EXIT ] of LCD to end the service mode, and then POWER OFF.
Built-in Memory Self Check Execution (HDC-TM900 only)
Touch the [ 3 ] of LCD, select Built-in memory self check execution.
Indication contents
# Built-in memory self check result display
Display the Built-in memory self check execution.
Displays other than “OK” are abnormalities of Built-in memory.
Touch the [ BAK ] of LCD to end the service mode, and then POWER OFF
Lock Search History Indication
Touch the [ 4 ] of LCD, select Lock search history indication.
Indication contents
# Lock search history indication
Display the camera system error cord for three histories saved in EEPROM.
# The error cord contents which are displayed
Error code
Function
51
Focus control is abnormal
52
Zoom control is abnormal
53
OIS lens control is abnormal
71
Lens cover open/close is abnormal
72
Cooling fan is abnormal
73
High temperature is abnormal
33
Communication between IC2006 to IC3401 is abnormal
Power ON Self Check Result Display
Touch the [ 5 ] of LCD, select Power ON self check result display
Indication contents
# Power ON self check result display
Function to diagnose correct function of the device and interface between devices result display.
Display the following commnucation test result.
- CAM-PWR : Commnucation test between IC2006 to IC2304
- CAM-UNI : Commnucation test between IC2006 to IC3401
Display other than “OK” are abnomalities of each lines.
Cutting of battery connection or AC power supply connection to end the service mode.
Forced full flash emission
Touch the [ 9 ] of LCD, select Forced full flash execution.
Indication contents
# Discharging the capacitor without using register.
Forced full flash emission for charge capacitor completely discharge.
To prevent electric shock, we recommend enforcement before disassembling.
Press the power button and turn off.
Erasing the lock histories
Touch the [ 10 ] of LCD, select erasing the lock histories execution.
Indication contents
# Erasing the error histories stored in EEPROM. (working time is not erased)
Press the power button and turn off.
Erasing the internal media management information (HDC-TM900 only)
Touch the [ 11 ] of LCD, select erasing the internal media management information for fast boot stored in flash memory.
Indication contents
# The fast boot management informations of the internal media are stored in the flash memory.
The following cases, be sure to implement for protection of customer's recorded data.
However, if there is no problem to delete customer's recorded data, erasing the internal media management information is not required.
# Case1:
When replacing the flash memory chip (IC3402) or replacing the MAIN P.C.B. Unit.
Before checking the operations after replacing the parts, erasing the internal media management information.
# Case2:
When replacing the ESD P.C.B. Unit.
Before replacing the ESD P.C.B. Unit, erasing the internal media management information. then replace it new one.
CAUTION:
When turning the unit on after performing the above operation, the internal media management information is stored into the unit, the playback of the recorded data is normally.
When not performing the above operation, the customer's recorded data will disappear.
Press the power button and turn off.
Camera data indications while the video playback
Touch the [ 12 ] of LCD, select indicating the camera informations while playing back the recorded video.
Indication contents
# While playing back the recorded videos, the camera informations (Shutter speed, Iris value, White balance and focal length) are superimposed on the LCD screen.
Press the power button and turn off.
Factory Setting
How To Turn On The Factory Settings
1. Set the mode switch “Motion Picture Recording” mode.
2. While the power is turned OFF, keep pressing the “Power” button, “Zoom lever” to W side and “intelligent auto/Manual” button for more than 3 seconds until the top screen of the Service Mode Menu being display.
3. Touch the [ 1 ] of LCD.
4. Touch the [ YES ] of LCD.
5. After few seconds “END” is displayed or “ESD NODATA” as “NG” is displayed on LCD monitor. Cutting of battery connection
or AC power supply connection as a completion of the “FACTORY SETTINGS”.
(After use at least once, even if the physical format of the build-in memory will be performed, “ESD NODATA” as “NG” is indicated, but “FACTORY SETTINGS” is completed.)
The Factory Settings
The factory settings clean up and/or refresh the following settings.
1. MENU, MODE, ADJUSTMENT VALUE.
2. SD card format.
3. Reset the folder number and file number of still pictures.
(Setting the folder number is 100, and file number is 0.)
4. Clear the mechanism lock information.
5. Clear the service mode information contents.
6. Close the lens cover
7. Initialize the VIERA Link Physical Address.