#1. "RE: dropped N65-" | In response to Reply # 0Paul_Fisher Charter MemberSat 27-Dec-08 03:07 AM
My very first Nikon (an F60) was dropped the day after I bought it. It was totally dead, but I removed and replaced both the lens and battery and it was as good as new. Maybe this miracle will work for your son-in-law.
I suspect the cost of repairs would be more than the camera is worth - you could probably pick up a used one (or even better an F80) for a song. Check out KEH - the have an Ex+ N80 for $79.00.
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#2. "RE: dropped N65-" | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberSat 27-Dec-08 02:29 PM
I agree with Paul, the cost of repair would not be worth it, unfortunately. Used Nikon AF film bodies can be had relatively inexpensively.
Try this, though, take the batteries out over a 12 hour period and reinstall fresh batteries, it might bring it back, it not, it probably is dead.
My N70 survived a four foot fall onto the garage floor (concrete) and other than a minor scratch it still works fine. So it could be that it just needs to reset. If it does come back, run it through all the modes and check the flash fires, too.
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