I carelessly forgot to tighten my camera on my ball head about a month ago and dropped my camera along with the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 and SB 900. The lens and flash still works. My D800E however was not so lucky.
I sent my camera to Nikon Service Center in L.A. but was returned to me since they said that the casing was cracked and was beyond repair.
Is that the last resort with my camera or are there any other service centers that might be able to help out? Thank you.
I doubt that anyone is going to be able to provide cost effective help. Think about all of the things that will have to be removed to replace the frame and then reinstalling those components and having all of the camera internals properly aligned.
Just sounds like a new body purchase will be cheaper.
Did they say anything vital was damaged internally, or just a cracked casing? I would contact the independent shops, they have less reason to steer you towards buying a new camera than Nikon does. A case crack is not the end of life of a camera. Removing it is not a hard thing to do or repair. Depending on the case extent, the casting might be repairable. Case panels should not be too expensive however, just to replace. The stories going around that a cracked case rendering the camera destroyed sounds more like a policy than a technical reality. Stan St Petersburg Russia
The explanation was "Beyond repair rear casting cracked". Qoute: In the evaluation and/or repair of your equipment, we have found evidence of damage to the main casting. Due to this damage, your equipment unfortunately cannot be repaired. We have classified your equipment as being beyond repair and it is being returned to you as we received it. end quote.
The external of the camera appears to be ok except when you try to power it, no power indication will be displayed on the top or rear LCD.
Glenn: I am terribly sorry for your situation. While I cannot give advice regarding this situation beyond what others have mentioned, I think if/when you get a new one consider getting an all peril policy from your insurance agency. It will cover events like you mentioned. Again, I am very sorry for what has happened. Reza ------------- Please visit my galleries: Reza Gorji Photography
>Glenn: >I am terribly sorry for your situation. While I cannot give >advice regarding this situation beyond what others have >mentioned, I think if/when you get a new one consider getting >an all peril policy from your insurance agency. It will >cover events like you mentioned. >Again, I am very sorry for what has happened. >Reza >------------- >Please visit my galleries: >Reza Gorji Photography
Thanks Reza. I would love to get an insurance that can cover something like this but being assigned overseas (Japan) makes it more difficult.