Sony a7r IV Question

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Starscream67 Regular Member • Posts: 126
Sony a7r IV Question

Found an a7rIV on ebay with this as a problem "Camera will display SHUTTER ERROR when shooting with mechanical shutter. Camera has full function with electronic shutter."  Question is what would the cost of the repair be if I was to buy said camera?  Or is this an easy fix?  What would be a fair price for said camera?  Or would you run from this camera?

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Mike Evangelist
Mike Evangelist Contributing Member • Posts: 601
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Starscream67 wrote:

Or would you run from this camera?

Yes, run away. Likely to be a costly repair.

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OP Starscream67 Regular Member • Posts: 126
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

figured thanks

sam45
sam45 Regular Member • Posts: 424
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Precision Camera is currently quoting $479. I am guessing if only the shutter, than that is the price (board is ok).

Of course, DIY is much lower.

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Kansas Ron Senior Member • Posts: 2,668
Re: Sony a7r IV Question

Personally I would stay away.  No telling for sure what all is going to be needed.  I don't know if you can get it worked on if it is an import.  If I am taking a chance on something, it better be super cheap.  In this case figure the amount of money you pay for it and the cost of repair I would say no more than $2000-$2200 total.  I bought my A7R iv for $2700 brand new from a person who bought with educational discount.  So he made a couple hundred and I saved a bunch.

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