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Recommendations to repair an F4

InsuredDisaster

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InsuredDisaster Registered since 27th Aug 2008
Sun 19-Feb-12 08:10 PM

My Nikon F4 is a late model, very good condition unit, and thus, I don't think I should toss and replace it. Rather, I want to just have it serviced.

The problem is that there appears to be some sort of contact issue between the DP-20 prism and the body. When a flash is on the camera, sometimes it doesn't fire, and sometimes it does. If the flash is leaning forward, then it doesn't fire. If its leaning back, it does.

I've solved the problem by putting a small, folded piece of paper between the prism and the body at the front of the prism. So I am 99% sure it is not a hot shoe/flash connection issue. I've also pushed the flash forward (gently) and pushed or pulled on the prism and as long as I push the rear of the prism down, the flash will fire.

I've also tried cleaning the contact area, but this doesn't help.

I'm wondering where I can send my F4 off to to have it looked at. Anyone have a recommendation?

Thanks

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