Can anyone help with a fault to a Nikon D5100 digital SLR. My daughter-in-law left her camera onboard a BA flight from Washington DC to London. Fortunately, the camera was handed into the lost property office at Heathrow Terminal 5. Thats the good news. However, we suspect that the camera (in a padded camera bag) might have got drooped? When the camera is turned on, an error is displayed saying to press shutter again - makes a whirring noise. Does this sound serious is is it repairable at a Nikon Service Centre? Any thoughts or comments from the membership would be appreciated.
Had something similar happen ages ago with one of me film SLRs. The camera was hanging around my neck as I was scrambling up a steep rock slide. The camera swung forward hitting one of the rocks locking the mirror in the up position. I had to remove the batteries to release it.
Glad to hear all is back to working!
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Nikon Service is more than capable of repairing the damage sustained b any Nikon DSLR as long as the parts are available and it is economically worth repairing. Since the D5100 is a very recent body, parts should not be an issue. The damage more than likely is not too serious. Send it to Nikon Service and they will provide an estimate before hey start the repair.