I bought a second hand video camera from one of the second hand shops.
It's a Panasonic SDR-H20GN.
I took it with my away on a trip, and I recorded like 7 hours worth of stuff on the inbuilt hard drive.
I got home, to transfer the stuff to my computer, and only to find that the camera was dead, it wouldn't power up on the battery, or supplied AC adapter no matter how long I charged it for.
I think the shop did give me 30 day warrantly, and that's all well and good.
However the question is,
If I had to take it back, would they just replace it or would they send it to a place for a repair?
If it wasn't for the data on the camera, I'd say go for it but I would like to see the data recovered. Is that possible?
do second hand shops actually send the devices away for repairs, or do they have a guy in the shop doing so?
Also what I think could've caused the problem was someone cut the DC wire that runs from the AC adapter to the camera, and I'm worried that the wires could've touched, or worse somebody jointed the positive and negitive wire the other way round, and we get reverse polarity.
If that was the case, could the camera be repaired, or is it a $250 doorstop?
Would they repair it?