I was looking for a service manual (Google mostly) for my digital video camera the other day (Sony DCR-TRV230) due to a little repair project that I have and realized the following:
- Service manuals can be found online for anything from ~$5 (well it may have been a user manual) to ~$30.
- User manuals can be found online both free (from Sony for example) and up to ~$30.
So my question is, how are service manuals generally distributed? Do repair shops have to pay for them and then they leak on the internet (with various people trying to make money of them) or is there generally some other process?
Does anyone have a favorite site with free service manuals? I feel like people are out there making money on something that isn't really theirs (well maybe).