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JDiss216

Scottsdale, US
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JDiss216 Registered since 04th Aug 2012
Sat 04-Aug-12 04:06 AM

I just upgraded from my D50 to a used D5000. I'll get right to the question. Is it possible to replace the hot shoe on the D5000? Mine seems to have the slightest of dings and my flash won't slip into the shoe. Thanks in advance for any help.

-Joe

pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#1. "RE: D5000 Hotshoe question" | In response to Reply # 0

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Sat 04-Aug-12 12:55 PM

Should be replaceable. A camera Repair place might be able to straighten it out or order replacement part from Nikon. Or you might be able to send back to Nikon and have them to replace.

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JDiss216

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#2. "RE: D5000 Hotshoe question" | In response to Reply # 1

JDiss216 Registered since 04th Aug 2012
Sat 04-Aug-12 08:26 PM

Thanks for your help. All the camera shops are closed on the weekends out here. So I sat down with a little needle file and ground it down by hand. It works perfect now.

MEMcD

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#3. "RE: D5000 Hotshoe question" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 04-Aug-12 08:40 PM

Hi Joseph,

Yes, the hotshoe can be replaced.
You will have to send the camera to Nikon Service or a Nikon Authorized Service Station for the repair.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#4. "RE: D5000 Hotshoe question" | In response to Reply # 2

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Sun 05-Aug-12 05:43 PM

Good old fashioned American ingenuity!

I would still think about getting it replaced. Could cause problems down the road.

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