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by signgrap on Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:34 pm
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My Sony HVL-F60M flash appears to have shorted. At first the video LED lights would come on without being turned on. Then the infrared light would come on even when the unit was first turned off. This sort of odd behavior would come and go over a period of 5 months of intermittent use. Yesterday I put freshly charged batteries (which are new) half an hour later I turned the flash on and the batteries were dead. 
OK so I need to get the flash repaired (providing the repair doesn't cost to much). After E.J.'s recent Sony repair experience where is a good place to send it?
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 am
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The only authorized Sony repair facility is Precision Camera Works. You schedule the repair through the Sony website or Precision's site. If it is a warranty epair, this is your only option.

However, there is a repair facility where I live that has an excellent reputation for repairing flash units and they do advertise Sony as one of the brands. Many people use these guys for out of warranty repair:
https://www.criscam.com/capture
 

by signgrap on Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:10 am
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Thanks E.J. this flash is years out of warranty. So I think I'll send it to CRIS Cam. The flash was purchased (actually for free with a Sony bundle) in April of 2014 when I got my first Sony a7R. I have no idea where I should draw the line on fixing the flash how much is too much? - it is still Sony's top flash and lists for $598
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