Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PANASONIC HC-V700 - HC-V707 - High Definition Video Camera – Service mode – Factory reset - Flash discharge – Battery replacement – Error codes – Digital camera repair and service

Category: Digital camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • Service mode access 
  • Factory rest procedure 
  • Service mode adjustments 




PANASONIC HC-V700 - HC-V707

Service Mode
1. Indication method of the service menu 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 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
(HC-V700M/V707M 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 P.C.B. and set to prohibit charge

10

Erasing the lock histories

Erasing the error histories (working time is not erased)


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.
3. 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 (HC-V700M/V707M 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
54
Zoom control is abnormal
71
Lens cover open/close is abnormal
73
High temperature 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 communication test result.
- CAM-PWR : communication test between IC3401 and IC1503
- CAM-UNI : Internal communication test of 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.
Cutting of battery connection or AC power supply connection to end the service mode.
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) Cutting of battery connection or AC power supply connection to end the service mode.
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.
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 displayed.
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 recording 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 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.
How to Discharge the Capacitor on Flash P.C.B.
CAUTION:
1. Be sure to discharge the capacitor on FLASH P.C.B..
2. Be careful of the high voltage circuit on FLASH P.C.B. when servicing.
Before disassembling, perform "6.4. Forced full flash emission" for discharging capacitor.
The capacitor also can be discharged according to the following procedures.
Discharging Procedure
1. Refer to the disassemble procedure and Remove the necessary parts/unit.
2. Put the insulation tube onto the lead part of Resistor (ERG5SJ102:1kΩ /5W). (an equivalent type of resistor may be used.)
3. Put the resistor between both terminals of capacitor on FLASH P.C.B. for approx. 5 seconds.
4. After discharging confirm that the capacitor voltage is lower than 10V using a voltmeter.

How to Replace the Lithium Battery
Replacement Procedure
1. Remove the MIC P.C.B.. (Refer to Disassembly Procedures.)
2. Unsolder the each soldering point of electric lead terminal for Lithium battery (Ref. No. “B4801” at component side of MIC P.C.B.) and remove the Lithium battery together with electric lead terminal. Then replace it into new one.
NOTE:
The Type No. ML-614S/DK includes electric lead terminals.

NOTE:
This Lithium battery is a critical component.
(Type No.: ML-614S/DN Manufactured by Energy Company, Panasonic Corporation)
It must never be subjected to excessive heat or discharge.
It must therefore only be fitted in requirement designed specifically for its use.
Replacement batteries must be of same type and manufacture.
They must be fitted in the same manner and location as the original battery, with the correct polarity contacts observed.
Do not attempt to re-charge the old battery or re-use it for any other purpose.
It should be disposed of in waste products destined for burial rather than incineration.