Sunday, May 15, 2016

Panasonic HC-X900 - High Definition Video Camera - How to access to service mode – How to replace the battery – Factory reset – Digital camera repair and service

Category: Digital Camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to replace the battery 
  • How to access service mode 
  • Factory reset procedure 

Panasonic HC-X900

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
1. Remove the SD OP P.C.B..
2. Remove the Lithium battery
NOTE:
This Lithium battery is a critical component.
(Type No.: ML-614 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.
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 "iA/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


3


Built-in memory self check exection (HC-X900M 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 dis
play


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-X900M only)
Touch the [ 3 ] of LCD, select Built-in memory self check execution. Operation specifications.
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.
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
Touch the [BAK] of LCD to end the service mode, and then POWER OFF.
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 to IC2304
CAM-UNI : IC3401 internal communication test.
Display other than "OK" are abnormalities 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.
Press the power button and turn off.
Factory Setting
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 "iA/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.)