Ok you repair techies! I have a serious question here. I took the lens cap off of my Nikon 135 2.0 DC lens, and I took the cap off of my beloved D700 body, laying both on a white cloth. I then picked both up, turned them towards each other to mount them, and a screw appeared. I will try to post a picture, but not sure I remember how to, or if my basic membership allows me to. It has the "torx" head, measures approximately 3.5 to 4 mm, but I couldn't tell if it came from the lens or the camera body. It would have come from inside either one if it did. It has blue threadlock on it, which obviously didn't work. I cannot see any spots where screws are missing. Anybody have any ideas? This will be embarrassing posting this if I can't post a pic, but I will put a pic up in my gallery if I can't post one on this thread. Thanks for any input.
#2. "RE: Can anybody identify this screw??" | In response to Reply # 1avm247 Charter MemberTue 14-Aug-12 01:03 AM
Sorry, I have now clue where that screw would go. My best advice would go to a repair shop and see if they would know.
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#3. "RE: Can anybody identify this screw??" | In response to Reply # 1km6xz Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Sun 26-Aug-12 09:21 PM
It is strange to see Loctite 242 on such a small screw since it is not recommended for it. You know it was a metal that the screw went into since that chemical is not normally used on plastics. Most likely it fastens some sub assembly to the metal internal case because that screw is intended to be sunk into a full coverage substrate, not a thin aluminium panel like some of the internal panels.
All this assumes it even came out of the camera originally. I have disassembled complex devices and ended up with an extra screw or lockwasher that was not like any that I originally removed. Disassembling and checking all the hardware confirmed that. Might have been stuck to a tool that was partially magnetized, or stuck to a cleaning cloth or some other way of appearing.
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#4. "RE: Can anybody identify this screw??" | In response to Reply # 3Mon 27-Aug-12 12:00 AM
Thanks so much for that thorough reply. That thought had crossed my mind as well. You cerainly gave it more credence with your Loctite observation. As far as I could see into and around both the lens and the camera, that screw didn't have any siblings on either piece of equipment. So far, no harm no foul, so I think I'm just going to have to assume it didn't come from them at this point. Hope I can help you someday......I mean if I actually had any expertise in anything, lol.
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