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anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?

Tamama

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Tamama Registered since 15th Feb 2009
Wed 15-Jul-09 07:40 PM

friends in hk told me they were told to hold the d5000 and not sell them anymore cos nikon made a recall decision worldwide...
i wish nikon is not doing this... so sad... just ask some friends to buy the d5000....... >___<

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thosmm

Spring Hill, US
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#1. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

thosmm Registered since 12th May 2009
Wed 15-Jul-09 08:31 PM

I haven't heard anything on this that isn't speculation by someone who's dissatisfied with their D5000; though I've seen a lot more people that are less than pleased with the D5000 and SB-900 than I've seen for any other Nikon products in recent memory.

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MEMcD

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#2. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 15-Jul-09 09:11 PM

Hi Sherri,

There is nothing listed on Nikon USA's website!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Thu 16-Jul-09 12:50 PM

Probably related to this:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-10041-10178

Presumably, Nikon would prefer to repair existing cameras prior to sale rather than after.

-- Jon
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Connecticut High School Sports Photos

Sojourner4c

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#4. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

Sojourner4c Registered since 19th Feb 2009
Thu 16-Jul-09 01:59 PM




Here is what nikon says:
"While Nikon takes great measures to assure high quality in its imaging products, it has come to our attention that an electronic component related to power control in some Nikon D5000 digital SLR cameras does not meet factory specifications and may, in certain circumstances, prevent the camera from turning on, thus preventing operation of the camera.

Indications of this issue include:
The camera cannot be operated when the power switch is on, even with a fully-charged battery.
The camera cannot be operated with the EH-5a AC Adapter connected through the EP-5 Power Connector and the power switch on.
The solution:
Nikon has isolated the issues related to this and is effectively resolving them. Preparations are under way at a special Nikon repair facility to streamline the processes associated to the solution and Nikon will be equipped to correct D5000 cameras at this facility, beginning July 23, 2009. Service related to this issue, including the cost of shipping affected D5000 cameras to Nikon, as well as their return to customers, will be free of charge. To further minimize customer inconvenience, Nikon will return serviced cameras to customers promptly, employing (whenever possible) transportation that limits transit time to two days. ...."

You can read the full Advisory from the nikon web site:

http://nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/D5000-Service-Advisory.page


Timothy

Larry E30

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#5. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 4

Larry E30 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 27th May 2009
Mon 20-Jul-09 06:32 PM

Hi , all ; I'm on my 4th copy from Costco.Copy 1 had the recall problem.(died.)2nd and 3rd copies had dead pixels.This 4th copy is A-OK , but may still be in the recall batch.The 23rd Nikon will let all know what S# need to go back. , Larry

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Efem

New York City, US
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Efem Registered since 14th Sep 2004
Tue 21-Jul-09 12:04 PM

Thom Hogan has some excellent information (and honest opinions) about the recall on his website. www.bythom.com

jrp

San Pedro Garza García, MX
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Tue 21-Jul-09 06:27 PM

Look here
We'll keep it up to date.

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thebeach

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#8. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

thebeach Registered since 22nd Jul 2009
Thu 23-Jul-09 04:46 PM

I just bought my Nikon D5000 a week ago. I am returning it due to the fact that if falls within the service advisory. I just don't like the idea of a repaired product (especially if it is just a week old).

dougj7

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#9. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 8

dougj7 Registered since 04th Jul 2009
Thu 23-Jul-09 11:59 PM

I just sent mine in for repair today. I've only had it since Sunday (July 19). I kind of miss it already. Oh well, back to my Canon for now.

thosmm

Spring Hill, US
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thosmm Registered since 12th May 2009
Fri 24-Jul-09 02:51 AM

Next question, does anyone have a D5000 that *isn't* subject to the recall?

-TM-

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TomCurious

Bay Area, US
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#11. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 10

TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007
Wed 12-Aug-09 02:52 AM

I bought one today at Costco, as a backup and family/fun kind of camera for when I don't want to lug around the D700. When I got home, I went to Nikon's advisory website and punched in the serial number. It says that my camera is not affected and does not need to be sent in. So apparently the old stock that was subject to the recall has been cleared, at least at the store where I bought it. There was a sticker on the box saying that Costco received it from Nikon on 8/6, so it's pretty recent.

Tom
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Covey22

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#12. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 10

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Wed 12-Aug-09 01:12 PM

The expectation is that most major retailers (very few - maybe the top 15 in volume) would have their stock replaced by 1st week of August. Berger Brothers, one of our sponsors here, expected to have theirs done by this week if memory serves. Check in the Berger Brothers forum - they're very responsive.

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thosmm

Spring Hill, US
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#13. "RE: anybody heard about Nikon recall d5000?" | In response to Reply # 10

thosmm Registered since 12th May 2009
Wed 12-Aug-09 08:10 PM

My point was that as of July 23, all off the D5000's I knew of were subject to the recall.

Nikon refreshed the vendor stock and is repairing consumer cameras; which is commendable. All of the cameras sold prior to that point appear to have been subject to the recall. That somewhat negates the view that it was a limited recall for a limited number of parts that they had identified by serial number. Instead, it supports the view that it was due to either a massive batch of bad parts or a design/engineering fault.

My camera has gone back and returned. I know that Nikon has 'blessed' my camera. I'm happy with that.

-TM-

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