My camera fell off my coffee table (about 16-18") onto a thin carpet with laminate underneath. The only thing that now happens with it is that it blinks green on the back bottom right of the camera (cam switched on or off). When the SD card is removed it turns off. I checked the manual and it said to hit the reset button. I did that and the blinking stopped. I turned on the camera and i was prompted for the date/time to be set. I did that and then hit the shutter button and the flash popped up and I could hear a little clicking like it was trying to AF my 18-52 lens. So I switched lens and now i can't even get the camera to turn back on. When I shake my 18-52 lens I can hear a noise so I'm thinking the fall knocked something out of place. When I shake the lens I shouldn't hear anything, correct? Has anyone encountered this before? thanks in advance,
#2. "RE: D5000 not working" In response to Reply # 0
Hatboro, Pa, US
You need to send your D5000 in for repair or at least an estimate. You won't know if your lens has a problem. Every lens will make a little noise when you shake it. They all have moving parts like the aperture stop down mechanism.
#3. "RE: D5000 not working" In response to Reply # 2
Los Angeles, US
Dropped my trusty old d70 the other day and it fell on a wood floor, but was OK. Sorry yours did not respond. I noticed something, however, that others may learn from. My d70 had been sitting on a table near where I was sitting and with the camera strap hanging over the edge of the table. When I got up, I made contact with the strap and that dragged the camera right over the edge of the table, and ka-bam.
Lesson: watch out where the camera strap is hanging, and perhaps don't leave it hanging over the edge of a table . . . . the exposed strap is what can bring the camera and the floor into immediate, and sometimes catastrophic contact. . .