New member here. I've been working to get a d200 fixed. The first picture is nothing but vertical lines, alternating colors, look like the sensor is messed up.
It started as being that it wouldn't power up. That fixed, it displayed the "CHA" error. I was able to use it in "no card mode" and it took some pictures labeled "demo mode" just fine: AF worked, as well as metering, ISO, etc.
So I tore it apart again and fixed the "CHA" error, but, it now has a new problem. It saves pictures, but the first pic is of the vertical lines, and subsequent pics come out all black, no variation with different CF cards or battery etc.
Does anyone know where I should look first to figure out the latest issue(s)?
Michael -- I had a pair of D200 bodies long ago. I don't know if I would spend any money trying to fix one that is totally failing to work correctly at this point. You can buy them from other Nikonians for about the same as it would probably cost to repair one. It seems to cost $200 as a going in figure for anything on a DSLR. So it may be replacement time. Sorry.
That's cheaper than fixing yours -- cuz you'd have shipping costs too! If you are still in love with your D200 -- and there's no reason NOT to be -- this could be a great answer for both you and the seller: you'll have a good camera and he'll have pocket change.
>That's cheaper than fixing yours -- cuz you'd have shipping >costs too! If you are still in love with your D200 -- and >there's no reason NOT to be -- this could be a great answer >for both you and the seller: you'll have a good camera and >he'll have pocket change.
Thank you for the suggestion. I already have a replacement D200 however.
The reason I want to fix the broken one is that I'd like to be able to pay for the new D200.
I'm not in the market for yet another D200, which I'm sure you all can understand. Hopefully, I'll be selling both in the next couple of years and upgrade to either a D300 or D610!!