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zuman Registered since 04th Jan 2006
Mon 16-Jan-06 02:32 AM

I dropped my D2x today with my SB-800 mounted to the hotshoe.

The impact tore the hotshoe attachment plate off the top of the camera as the flash broke free from the camera, with the attachment plate remaining locked to the flash.

Both the camera and the flash work fine, and if I hold the flash in place, making electrical contact just by pressure, everything functions perfectly.

I guess I could send the camera in for servicing, but I wonder if this is something I could fix myself. The first photo (excuse the digicam shot) is of the top of the camera, while the second is of the UNDERSIDE of the attachment plate.

http://i.pbase.com/o4/83/494283/1/54902268.Top.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/o4/83/494283/1/54902397.Hotshoe.jpg

Does anyone know if carefully epoxying the plate back in place would work, and if so, where should I place epoxy and where should I avoid doing so?

If it's a dumb idea to do this, please say so. But if it's manageable, I'd appreciate knowledgeable advice.


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