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Servicing and cleaning my D7000?

Scott Spencer

Pelham, US
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Scott Spencer Registered since 03rd Mar 2013
Sun 10-Mar-13 06:33 PM

I'd like to have my D7000 checked out, serviced, and cleaned as I bought it used last fall. Should I send it to Melville, NY or the local authorized repair facility in Smyrna, GA? Generally speaking what does this type of cleaning/service usually cost, presuming no parts are required?

Thanks for any suggestions or help. I've never had to send any equipment off before like this and I just want to go about it the best way.

Thank you!

Scott

Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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#1. "RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 0

Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Sun 10-Mar-13 05:44 PM

My D7000 was checked for a possible electrical problem (battery drain). No charge since it was under warranty. This was at the West Coast Nikon repair station in Los Angeles.

Along with the check (turned out to be no problems) they cleaned low pass filter and mirror. Any skilled repair shop can do the cleaning and I have read about typical prices for that being $45~.

You can do it yourself with a blower brush. Never compressed air. Just remove the lens, invert the camera so the lens mount faces downward. That way the dust falls with gravity.

And to help avoid getting dust in there, once in awhile vacuum out your camera bag interior.

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newfoundlander61

Kingston, CA
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#2. "RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 1

newfoundlander61 Registered since 03rd Feb 2013
Sun 10-Mar-13 07:21 PM

If all appears to be working with it I don't think it needs to go in.

Scott Spencer

Pelham, US
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#3. "RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 2

Scott Spencer Registered since 03rd Mar 2013
Sun 10-Mar-13 07:57 PM

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Things seem to be ok but I just thought a good go over by Nikon would be a good thing.

Scott

Chris Platt

Newburg, US
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#4. "RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 3

Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012
Sun 10-Mar-13 09:04 PM

Relax, though Nikon would appreciate getting more of your money, unless there is some problem, just keep shooting and enjoy. The only issue you're apt to encounter is dust on your sensor which can usually be blown off with something like a Rocket Blower.

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Scott Spencer

Pelham, US
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#5. "RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 4

Scott Spencer Registered since 03rd Mar 2013
Sun 10-Mar-13 09:35 PM

>Relax, though Nikon would appreciate getting more of your
>money, unless there is some problem, just keep shooting and
>enjoy. The only issue you're apt to encounter is dust on your
>sensor which can usually be blown off with something like a
>Rocket Blower.

Understood.

NDGraham

Dorval (Montreal), CA
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#6. "1RE: Servicing and cleaning my D7000?" | In response to Reply # 0

NDGraham Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2007
Wed 20-Mar-13 12:54 AM

I had mine checked out by Nikon service here in Montreal last November, a month before the warranty ran out. They checked the sharpness and reported there was nothing they could do except reset the camera and clean it (and it is sharp.) All for free. So if you still have time left on the warranty, why not send it in? As Jimmy Durante used to say "It couldn't hoit! Inka dinka doo."
Neill
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