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kevin_wong Registered since 26th Nov 2005Fri 09-Dec-05 09:02 PM
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"d50 dead ....and more dead (estimate info)"



          

Just got an estimate mailed to me from Nikon Canada (Missisauga)for a camera I brought in because it wouldn't power on. Hoping someone can give me some insight. Should I pay for to repair the D50 at all, is the model-type worth the cost?

Estimate Details...
Repair: D50, replace circuit, clean and adjust - $230.00
Part: Tripod Base Plate Unit VBA12001 - $12.44
Part: DC/DC PCB Unit VBA12001 - $96.42
Total: plus tax is $389.69 (somebody shoot me)

Background Details...
- purchased (new/authorized) from a seller in the U.S. with a one year warranty
- repair cost would be almost 1/2 my purchase price

  

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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter MemberFri 09-Dec-05 10:11 PM
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#1. "RE: d50 dead ....and more dead (estimate info)"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Can you send the camera to Nikon USA for service (perhaps via a stateside proxy)? I assume the repair price is because Nikon Canada is treating this as a gray market product.

BJ

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bhola Registered since 29th Oct 2005Sat 10-Dec-05 12:57 AM
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Chandler, US
          

>Just got an estimate mailed to me from Nikon Canada
>(Missisauga)for a camera I brought in because it wouldn't
>power on. Hoping someone can give me some insight. Should
>I pay for to repair the D50 at all, is the model-type worth
>the cost?
>
>Estimate Details...
>Repair: D50, replace circuit, clean and adjust - $230.00
>Part: Tripod Base Plate Unit VBA12001 - $12.44
>Part: DC/DC PCB Unit VBA12001 - $96.42
>Total: plus tax is $389.69 (somebody shoot me)
>
>Background Details...
>- purchased (new/authorized) from a seller in the U.S. with
>a one year warranty
>- repair cost would be almost 1/2 my purchase price
Try sending email from www.nikonusa.com under support. If you have register camera you can log in and send email. They may help you to send it to USA or wave charge- if you have to pay for repair then you better off buying new body.-B

  

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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Sat 10-Dec-05 01:43 AM
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#3. "RE: d50 dead ....and more dead (estimate info)"
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Melbourne, AU
          

Why does the tripod base unit need to be replaced? Has the camera been dropped or something?

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Sat 10-Dec-05 03:51 AM
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eugene, US
          

Return it to the dealer you bought it from and let them send it in for you.

Most good dealers will be glad to do that for you. Then have them ship it back to you. You may or may not be charged for shipping.

ledmun

  

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kevin_wong Registered since 26th Nov 2005Sat 10-Dec-05 05:02 AM
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Q: for ~$400 in repair costs, would it be better to just buy a new body...?

- i guess i'll make sure they know it's not grey market, and ask about getting it shipped to the U.S.
- i know the camera got a few bumps, but no noticeable damage anywhere on the exterior body, and it stopped working in the midst of a light photo shoot (banquet)

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Sat 10-Dec-05 05:24 AM
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eugene, US
          

You are going to have to ship it back to the dealer in the US. Nikon Canada will consider it gray regardless if it was a legal camera in the US.

ledmun

  

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Aleks Registered since 29th Oct 2005Sat 10-Dec-05 10:29 PM
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Calgary, CA
          

I do have to say though, this is the main reason I bought from a Canadian store, to avoid warranty issues, plus you get 2 years warranty from Nikon canada, instead of the 1 year Nikon USA....Good luck getting it fixed!

D80 | MB-D80 Grip | Nikkor 50mm f1.8D | Nikkor 85mm f1.8D | Nikkor 18-70mm f 3.5/4.6G ED | Nikkor 70-300mm f 4/5.6G ED | Tamron 90mm f 2.8 Macro | Nikon SB-600

  

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Thumper Basic MemberMon 12-Dec-05 03:17 AM
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#8. "RE: d50 dead ....and more dead (estimate info Nikon Can"
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Burlington Ontario, CA
          

Why did you purchase said D50 from a foreign
retailer?

That is, foreign to Canada?

Anybody can purchase goods from outside of Canada,
however if problems later arise either within or outside
of any warranty period, it may be difficult to have said
goods repaired in Canada.

If as you noted, the price quoted is half what you paid for
said camera (obviously in USD$?); I'd simply request Nikon Canada
repair the camera, and count your blessings because they are able
to repair the instrument. Just remember next time buy it here, even if the price is much much higher than in the US or elsewhere.
Yes, we in Canada often pay much higher prices for goods however
your local retailer (even if they are many kilometres away)should
be supported first!

After all, to Nikon Canada the goods are it grey market; it is at their option that they would agree to repair the camera.




Photography should be pleasure for one's self.
however such pleasure no longer exists
hence all kit has now been sold.

  

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