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Preston FIZ II and MDR2 Repairs-Yes, they repair them!

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#1 John atkinson

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:16 PM

My Preston FIZII and MDR2 failed on a recent job the 3rd day in.  I found out that Preston no longer will service these units.  I have only had it a few years, as I bought it used.  I was fortunate enough  to be contacted by Marc Alfonso from PLC solutions.  Marc offered to look at it.


 The unit has been repaired.  Marc called me several times for updates on the repair.  Once he found out Preston wasn't servicing these units he vowed to stock up on the parts to repair these units.  If anyone needs repairs or service I highly recommend sending it to PLC.


They have radio testing facilities, parts and the experience for expert repairs.  The final price was very fair.  I am very relieved, since the option Preston had offered was about $10K.




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#2 mirko


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:48 AM

There is also Carmine in Italy, he fix all follow focus ,Preston, heden, bartech,chrosziel, and he develop software and hardware solutions, he develop a wireless display for Cinetape, 1,5 km outdoor 400 meters indoor distance, very light and 0 delay. I think he done many others solutions on power distribution SDI amplifiers. I know he is a very Hood engineer, i know from italiano collegue, he do service on cameras and alla electronic staff , his e-mail is ,carmize@hotmail.it
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#3 PeterAbraham


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:03 PM

Hi John-

Great to hear this. I am interested in full contact info for PLC- can you please post it in here when you have a moment?




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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:27 PM

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#5 William Culick

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:19 PM

Hey Peter, yeah they do repairs on the older FIZ units.  Sent mine in before Christmas.  Here is the contact info to the guy that oversees the repairs.  Hope this helps.


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Production/Quality Manager
PLC Electronic Solutions Ltd.
9-3871 North Fraser Way 
Burnaby, BC V5J 5G6
Ph: 1-877-832-3476
Ph: 604-708-3502 x103

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#6 mirko


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:09 AM

Contact , carmize@hotmail.it , che did my one perfectly Aldo che build special cables andò modified few thinks. He is an electronic engineering and make many project....
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