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Unique Nikon D3 Repair Issue


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zuman Registered since 04th Jan 2006
Fri 06-Nov-09 09:15 PM

My D3 was heavily damaged in Namibia this summer and needed a couple of new LCDs and a memory board. The repair, by Nikon, was a bargain, and my camera works like new. However, after my first transfer of a few test shots I noticed that the camera was reporting another photographer's copyright notice embedded in the shots! I investigated further, and discovered that the other photographer's custom settings were also saved in my camera!
I did a web search and found the other photographer. I emailed him, and he replied that he had sent his D3 to Nikon for a buffer upgrade a few weeks before mine went in. I suspect that somehow his old memory board found its way into my camera.
I notified Nikon and they were horrified. The offered to send me an RMA and they'd re-repair the camera immediately. So here's my question: my D3 works fine; should I go through the hassle of sending it in again (and being without the camera for several weeks)? Also, after viewing the online report of a brave soul who replaced the shutter on his D2h, I'm nervous about having my D3 opened up too many times, even by professionals.
Would you leave well-enough alone, or return it to Nikon?

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