For all who dare to help themself!
I would like to thank all of you, who shared their experiences here. It’s a great community of talent and passion - and because of the time, we all invest, to deal with issues, where companies do not seem to care about, i would like to add this statement here, to wish all of you nice holidays and a great 2019 ( !
Thx for sharing your blog entry regarding the repair process. Great work!
@gemako : But because your "digital buddy” is maybe dead, try a used RX100 up 80€/$, because now you know what to do, in any (new) case.
Amazone and ebay start at 300€/$ which is too much. I bought my used one from a local guy, over ebay classifieds, for just 80€, because it had exactly this on/off error. So, i took the risk, but i was confident that i can repair this issue, as long as there is no physical or water, or display damage. It worked for me and now i can use this RX100 since mor than 5years - and i know - at some point, also the used RX100 offers out there will no longer be available, but i do not have to buy a 20MP each 2 years and hav not to live with the constantly decreasing quality of products within this price segment. At the end, your focus is to get a great picture out of it, and i do not care if the cam i use is tripple used, as long ‘this tool’ is working. So, i’it's sad to say - but - if your “digital buddy” die, just buy a used one, if you love the eggs you got from the dead one ( ;
@gemako : If the display is off, since you replaced the cable, you should consider, that you missed a detached power cable from the display or create a new break somewhere in the electric circuit, whose power is now insufficient to supply the screen. I propose to check again for micro structural breaks, which are common (like the issue here), if products are produced in a scale, that minimal physical (and longterm chemical) changes in the material itself, can reduce their lifetime.
We often claim, that this ‘limited lifetime’ of products, is a sign for an conscious misleading of consumers, through the use of materials whose natural, physical or chemical decomposition process makes the product unusable, in time. Which is not always true, but based on the experienced we share here, we can say: “They should offer more support for people who like to stick on a device, as long as it works for their needs, instead of NO SUPPORT for loyal and convinced customers. This ignorance by their customer care is a shame.”
@Scanningene/Ursula Chappell: Thx for the hint with the battery. Makes reassembling a lot easier and the bottom panel must not be removed completely.
On my camera, i removed the screw beside the battery completely and the bottom panel is only hold by one screw in the center. camera works fine now.
had the same issue. I remove the panel at the bottom and it works for a while - but - as you can read, a workaround is less as a fix ( ;
in most cases, this is just a workaround, not a permanent fix, because it seems that this error is related to the lifetime of the fall sensor in combination with a bad software logic/event handling. If you still have guarantee i recommend to send the camera back to the company.