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ncara

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ncara Registered since 21st Jul 2011
Thu 21-Jul-11 06:45 PM

hi, have had my d50 since they came out (long time ago). recently the flash stopped popping up, and i cannot get it to pop up by manually pushing the flash button. the flash still fires when taking pics and will get that burning plastic smell if it fires too many times. i posted a question on the nikon corporate site but the person who responded said to mail it in to repair service. i would rather save the postage and ask here if someone knows if i can fix it, or how much a repair might cost? thanks ahead for any help.

nick

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#1. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 22-Jul-11 10:56 AM

You probably can't fix it yourself. It might be something relatively simple, like a broken spring. But even that is not so easy, because you have to open up the camera to replace it. This is a non-trivial effort for most of us, since one slip while it's open will make much more trouble than you can save.

Sending it in is a good idea. It's likely to cost at least $100.

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ncara

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#2. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 1

ncara Registered since 21st Jul 2011
Fri 22-Jul-11 10:59 AM

>You probably can't fix it yourself. It might be something
>relatively simple, like a broken spring. But even that is not
>so easy, because you have to open up the camera to replace it.
> This is a non-trivial effort for most of us, since one slip
>while it's open will make much more trouble than you can
>save.
>
>Sending it in is a good idea. It's likely to cost at least
>$100.


thanks very much, i will send it in. i was worried repair might cost a lot more than that, at which point it might not be worth fixing.

MEMcD

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#3. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 23-Jul-11 08:37 PM

Hi Nick,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
Nikon Service and Nikon Authorized Service Stations will give you an estimate before they make the repair.
You should know soon enough how much it will cost.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

les w

NZ
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#4. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 0

les w Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2013
Mon 01-Apr-13 11:32 PM

Hi I have same problem can you tell me what they fixed

s2sailorlis_nikon

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#5. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 4

s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012
Thu 04-Apr-13 10:39 PM | edited Thu 04-Apr-13 10:40 PM by s2sailorlis_nikon

that post is 2 years old...they are no longer a member....
oo
i think any repair is likely going to end up costing minimum USD$200 including shipping....

better off buying a used flash

excuse typos..

davidhilos

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#6. "RE: d50 Flash Problem" | In response to Reply # 5

davidhilos Registered since 02nd Oct 2013
Thu 03-Oct-13 07:00 AM

This is an old thread but in case someone has the same problem, here's what you can do.

The problem is probably due to stuck lever. The lever is controlled electronically by a seleniod. If you can hear the click-clack sound everytime you want to activate the flash, then it's a stuck lever.
It can be manually activated by sliding a thin plastic or cardboard on the gap of the pop up flash.
Applicable for D40,D50,D60,D70/s,D80,D90

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/7-3.jpg

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