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D90 Access Lamp/Green Light of Death

MarcG19

Arlington, US
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MarcG19 Registered since 16th Apr 2009
Mon 22-Oct-12 07:14 AM

Hey All,

This weekend my D90 (after many years and around 20K actuations) started exhibiting this problem: access lamp unceasingly blinks after I take a shot. I'm going to try the "reset and let sit for a few days" remedy, but if that doesn't work....

... it seems my only option is to send it to Nikon for repair. A bit of googling tells me this'll cost $200 and is not covered by Nikon's warranty (the camera is still covered by the warranty).

Is this correct?

If so, I have to really consider whether or not it's worth it. I think the ebay price for a decent condition D90 is around $400, and given that mine is in a bit rougher condition, I'd probably get $3-350 for it, meaning that it would be better to sell it as a defective/for parts only unit.

However, at least in the meantime, I can just remove the battery and/or SD card when I'm not shooting, in order to preserve battery life.

Thanks,

Marc
Soon to be Canon shooter (j/k - even with this issue, I've gotten my $$'s worth out of this camera)

Cheers,

Marc

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Reply message RE: D90 Access Lamp/Green Light of Death OnTERRYo Silver Member
22nd Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: D90 Access Lamp/Green Light of Death MarcG19
22nd Oct 2012
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