Thursday, May 26, 2016

Panasonic High Definition Video Camera - HDC-TM90 - HDC-SD90P - HDC-TM99 - HDC-SD99 – How to enter to service mode – How to reset the camera to fatory default – How to test the flash – Digital camera repair and service

Category: Digital Camera Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to enter to service mode 
  • How to Discharge the flash capacitor
  • How to reset the factory setting 

Panasonic  HDC-TM90 - HDC-SD90P - HDC-TM99

HDC-SD99

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 “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 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 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.
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
(HDC-TM90/TM99 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)

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.
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 (HDC-TM90/TM99 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.
3 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 (2)
71 - Lens cover open/close is abnormal
73 - High temperature is abnormal
33 - Communication between IC2006 to IC3401 is abnormal
Cutting of battery connection or AC power supply connection to end the service mode.
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 IC1503
# 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-TM90/TM99 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.
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.
The capacitor also can be discharged according to the following procedures.
Discharging Procedure
1. Put the insulation tube onto the lead part of Resistor (ERG5SJ102:1kΩ /5W).
(an equivalent type of resistor may be used.)
2. Put the resistor between both terminals of capacitor on FLASH P.C.B. for approx. 5 seconds.
3. 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 SD HOLDER P.C.B.
2. Remove the Lithium battery
NOTE:
This Lithium battery is a critical component.
(Type No.: ML-614S/ZTK 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.