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09/07/2004 12:03:48 AM · #1
My trusty Nikon Coolpix 995 bit the dust today. I was shooting photos of a waterfall while standing on a steep slope of moss covered rocks. I had the camera wrist strap on, and was steadying the camera on some huge rocks. I started slipping down the slope and the camera, guided by the wrist strap, slammed into a boulder very hard.

Immediately afterwards the camera showed "System Error" on the LCD when I put it in manual or automatic mode. I can still review the photos on the camera....

Anybody have experience getting a Nikon Coolpix repaired? I'm thinking that it may not be worth getting fixed and I should start looking for a new camera. Any thoughts concerning repair vs buying another camera would be appreciated....

Thanks,
Alan

Message edited by author 2004-09-07 00:05:26.
09/07/2004 12:07:16 AM · #2
I'm not sure about getting it fixed, but if you do decide to replace it, can I have the broken one? It would fit great on a sculpture I am making.
09/07/2004 12:10:58 AM · #3
Repair on that is going to start around $200 US. :P

Clara
09/07/2004 12:13:19 AM · #4
Originally posted by blemt:

Repair on that is going to start around $200 US. :P

Clara


That's what I was afraid of hearing. I'm thinking that maybe this would be a good time to consider moving up to the Nikon D70. How do you like your D70 Clara?
09/07/2004 12:25:44 AM · #5
Originally posted by LanSnake:


That's what I was afraid of hearing. I'm thinking that maybe this would be a good time to consider moving up to the Nikon D70. How do you like your D70 Clara?


I adore it. :) Nothing more to say on that subject. :)
09/07/2004 12:28:34 AM · #6
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend.....you will always have the memories.....a new D70 should help with the grieving process.....Sincerest regards
09/07/2004 12:31:15 AM · #7
I had my 990 repaired this spring (some idoit fell climbing a mountain) was only about $120 to get it fixed if i remeber.
09/07/2004 12:39:21 AM · #8
Ouch ! I hope your card survived . And yes , a D70 will kill your ill .
09/07/2004 01:10:03 AM · #9
Originally posted by Spitfire:

(some idoit fell climbing a mountain)


:D
09/07/2004 04:19:02 AM · #10
Just chiming in to say I love my D70 to pieces. Also I still use my old Coolpix 4300 on occasion because I can tuck it in my pocket. Or to take pictures of my D70. :)
09/07/2004 09:56:19 AM · #11
Originally posted by Spitfire:

I had my 990 repaired this spring (some idoit fell climbing a mountain) was only about $120 to get it fixed if i remeber.


Hey Spitfire -- Did you send it back to Nikon for repairs?
09/08/2004 05:12:37 PM · #12
No- i took it back to the store i got it from (a couple years back) and after they were done going, "Oooh i haven't seen one of these in a long time" and got a work order filled out I think they sent it to nikon.
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