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A Digital Camera With Unusual Fault Repaired. Sony: PXW-X160

By on November 10, 2021
Sony digital camera repair








If you remember from previous article, this camera came to my shop for damaged USB port replacement and today it was brought to me for a different kind of fault. Take a look

how to fix sony digital camera

On the top of this camera there is a buttons plate that controls the video functions of this camera.

All the buttons were not working and that is why I took the plate off for inspection and to my surprise, well, take a look and you will see the shock here.

how to repair sony digital camera

If you look to the right of the photo you would see a flex ribbon cable that is glued to the socket which is connected to the board. The customer tired to fix the broken socket by adding super glue to fix the problem but instead he made it worse.

I could not get the flex cable off that socket and I could not get the socket off board because glue was all over that board. The only answer to this problem is to order a new board and new flex cable.

digital camera flex cable

I called the customer and I explained the situation, he agreed the deal and I went ahead and ordered the part. Few weeks later the package came and I continued to work on that camera.

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I put the flex cable in the socket (no super glue there, LOL) and connected the board back to the camera.

how to fix a and repair a digital camera

I screwed the top screws to the body of the camera and then I called the customer to come and pick up. He tested the camera and all the buttons, sorry I was not allowed to take photos but everything was up and running as expected.

Yes, it took a while to get the board in but the repair was completed and customer happy.

Mission Accomplished.


This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Parasuraman S

    November 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Taking photo of the camera was prohibited (LOL) but taking a photo with it was allowed, I suppose, to check it! Anyhow, nothing goes out of your hands without getting fixed properly! Well done, dear!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      November 10, 2021 at 6:13 pm

      Parasuraman: the previous photos were taken in the shop and the customer was not there. when the customer came to test it out, he did not like the idea of him seen in the photo. have a blessed day

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 10, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    The customer was obviously ashamed to be seen in this article after his glue action which is understandable. He was very lucky that this Sony replacement board was available and likely affordable too.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      November 11, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Albert: Sony provided the part very fast and not that expensive because these cameras are kind of old but I was lucky to find the part. have a blessed day

  3. William Shaw

    November 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I know that sometimes, the repair parts from certain manufacturers can be very expensive. Since your client found it to be worthwhile, I assume this part was reasonable. What do you think?

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      November 11, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      William: the part cost was reasonable due to the fact the camera is kind of old. yes, the customer was happy to get his camera back fully operational. I was lucky to find the part though. have a blessed day

  4. Yogesh Panchal

    November 11, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Well done! Waleed

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      November 13, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      Yogesh: thanks man. have a blessed day

  5. Imoudu Onwumah

    November 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Good repair Waleed, people from my country also try to apply diy on their home appliances but end up doing more damage......more damage more charge period!!!


      November 12, 2021 at 5:13 am


    • Waleed Rishmawi

      November 13, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Imoudu: thanks man. it is a world wide problem that people do it theirself and end up damaging their devices and pay more to repair. have a blessed day

      • Waleed Rishmawi

        November 13, 2021 at 4:08 pm

        Engineer: thanks man. have a blessed day


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