Hi, This is my first post and I'm quite the amateur photographer but my beloved D90 (4 years old) started freezing when I tried to shoot...I think I fixed that problem but soon after the LCD display went blank, or rather black with white horizontal lines. It still takes pictures fine, and video as well, but since i can't see what I'm videoing I have soem precious memories of my sweet babies' Christmas programs where everyone's heads are cut-off. Not pleased.
I called Nikon and the very kind rep (dripping sarcasm) told me to send it in without any attempt to explain or diagnose. I tried the local camera shop and they mentioned connectors (which I tried to clean myself - nothing) and said they would charge me $250.
anyone know a fix or do I just send it in? Thank you!!
OnTERRYo Hamilton, CA Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011
Fri 15-Mar-13 02:10 PM
#2. "RE: LCD screen black with horizontal lines" In response to Reply # 1 Fri 15-Mar-13 02:11 PM by OnTERRYo
First, welcome to Nikonians. Second, sorry you are having difficulty with your D90. I have one also but not as old as yours. I bought mine new - did you? If not, then yes, the chances are better that it could need repair. If bought new, could it be the battery? I've heard some strange goings-on when the battery is low. It would be sad to send it in, pay that price, to find out it was just the battery needing a charge or replacement.
Almost always: do the simple things first.
Hope this helps. Terry.
"The Nikon did the work; I just happened to be behind it at the time." TP
#3. "RE: LCD screen black with horizontal lines" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians.
This same thing happened to my D90 within months of buying it new. Video is one problem, but the larger problem is not having access to the menus. In any case, I sent mine in to Nikon and received it back just in time to take it abroad on vacation. That was three years ago and the fix, whatever it was, has held and the D90 continues in service and trouble-free. I vote send it in to Nikon.
Your local repair shop is speaking of problems with internal connectors which, however likely, may or may not be the case. In a bit of searching I did not come up with many cases of screen failure so it's not clear that this is a typical enough problem for a non-Nikon repair to be certain of the problem. As to fixing it yourself, just for your own info and perhaps some giggles watch this.
#4. "RE: LCD screen black with horizontal lines" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! Sorry to hear of your problem. I would send the camera to APS in Morton Grove, IL. 1(847) 996-4019 They are a Nikon Authorized Service Station and are usually cheaper and faster than Nikon Service. They will give you an estimate and wait for you to approve it before proceeding with the repair. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!