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D800 10 pin remote terminal broke

jjmirenzi

Dupont, US
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jjmirenzi Registered since 31st May 2012
Sat 11-May-13 12:55 AM

Used the remote shutter release twice. This time the 10 pin terminal came loose. It is still under warranty. WIll see if Nikon fixes or Adorama replaces.

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jamesvoortman

Durban, ZA
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#1. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 0

jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004
Sat 11-May-13 07:52 AM

I have heard of several cases of this happening. Thankfully mine is OK and I use it regularly.

I do wish Nikon would come up with a better system for attaching the 10 pin socket. My hands are only slightly larger than average but I really struggle to screw in the collar when attaching my 10 pin remote.

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ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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#2. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 11-May-13 11:11 AM

Gary Poole reported a problem with his 10 pin connection last year. In his case the issue was related to a 3rd party accessory creating pressure on the 10 pin connection. The accessory was subsequently modified by the manufacturer.

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=430&topic_id=13316&prev_page=show_topic&gid=13316#13316

I've seen this come up another time and it was repaired under warranty.


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HBB

Phoenix, US
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#3. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 1

HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Charter Member
Sat 11-May-13 04:10 PM

James:

Take your remote cable to a hardware store and purchase a small, rubber O-Ring that will fit snugly on the collar.

I have placed O-Rings on the collars of all my speedlight and Pocket Wizard cables, making it much easier ot install/remove them.

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liamtoh1ps

US
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#4. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 3

liamtoh1ps Registered since 17th Apr 2012
Sat 11-May-13 06:40 PM

>Take your remote cable to a hardware store and purchase a
>small, rubber O-Ring that will fit snugly on the collar.

Hal,

That's a great tip.


Pravin.

KerryS

Sedro Woolley, WA, US
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#5. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 3

KerryS Registered since 30th Nov 2012
Sat 11-May-13 08:34 PM

>James:
>
>Take your remote cable to a hardware store and purchase a
>small, rubber O-Ring that will fit snugly on the collar.
>
>I have placed O-Rings on the collars of all my speedlight and
>Pocket Wizard cables, making it much easier ot install/remove
>them.
>
>Regards,
>
>HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
>Nikonian Team Member

That is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing....

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jjmirenzi

Dupont, US
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#6. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 3

jjmirenzi Registered since 31st May 2012
Sat 11-May-13 10:48 PM

Thanks for the tip. thats why I like being a member of nikonians.

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jamesvoortman

Durban, ZA
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#7. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 3

jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004
Sun 12-May-13 03:12 PM

>James:
>
>Take your remote cable to a hardware store and purchase a
>small, rubber O-Ring that will fit snugly on the collar.
>

Now why didn't I think of that.....

Great tip thanks. Pretty sure I have some suitable candidates in my workshop....leftovers from a mountainbike fork rebuild

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Gromit44

UK
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#8. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 1

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Sat 18-May-13 10:47 PM

>.... My hands are only slightly larger than average but I really struggle to screw in the collar when attaching my 10 pin remote.

You could try the SMDV RFN-4S remote. Its knurled collar has a wider diameter than the MC-30 so it's much easier to grip. Plus, it's wireless - a terrific bit of kit.

jjmirenzi

Dupont, US
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#9. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 2

jjmirenzi Registered since 31st May 2012
Sun 19-May-13 02:25 PM

not covered under warranty. $250 to fix.

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gpoole

Farmington Hills, US
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#10. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 9

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Sun 19-May-13 02:34 PM

Same as it cost me. At first I thought it was a manufacturing problem or a side effect of an earlier warranty repair. Then, when I figured out that my AOKA BlueTooth receiver was the cause, I felt better about Nikon.

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jjmirenzi

Dupont, US
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#11. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 10

jjmirenzi Registered since 31st May 2012
Mon 20-May-13 04:56 PM | edited Mon 20-May-13 05:12 PM by jjmirenzi

I had try to us an older cable made by adorama that seemed to have a funny bend it it that fit ok with my other d200,300 and 700 but with the 800 a certain button on the side of the body is in the way. But my pocket wizard cable works fine as it screws into the pins wo having to bend in a crazy way.
If you are going to by one for your D800 make sure it is a screw in type with no bend in the design.

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cbrown35

los angeles, US
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#12. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 0

cbrown35 Registered since 23rd May 2013
Mon 27-May-13 05:02 AM

I just had this problem as well with my camera and its only a month old, when i called Nikon they had no problem allowing me to send it in to be fixed under my warranty. I found out we have a service center here in LA, so i took it there instead and they also took the camera to be fixed under the warranty.

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tooslo

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#13. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 0

tooslo Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012
Tue 28-May-13 02:22 PM

I just thought I'd chime in and mention that I sent my D800 in for repair for this same issue a few weeks ago.

JimH

Easton, US
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#14. "RE: D800 10 pin remote terminal broke" | In response to Reply # 13

JimH Silver Member Charter Member
Wed 29-May-13 02:42 AM

Gee...

After reading about numerous failures of the 10 pin remote socket. I'm almost hesitant to use mine.

It shouldn't be...
Jim H.

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