D90 37,000 clicks failure

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by gil_rosado, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Can someone tell me which part of the camera this is that fell down and an approximate cost to repair. Was taking images and this black strip just started appearing in the images and noticed that strip in mirror lockup. Is it even worth repairing or should I just get another used d90?
    Thanks, Gil.
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  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    That is part of the shutter.
     
  3. I'd guess a bum shutter. One of the shutter blades is dangling. How many clicks?
     
  4. "Is it even worth repairing or should I just get another used d90?"
    I suspect that you can get the shutter replaced on your D90 for much less than the cost of a lightly used D90 in low mileage condition. If you repair it, you will have a "zero time" shutter and a warranty on the repair. Not so if you replace it with a used camera.
    There is only one way to find out for sure. Send it to your authorized Nikon factory repair facility for a repair estimate.
     
  5. If my D200 broke I would take a hard look at the Nex6 and then decide between the D7000 and the Nex6. I think the D90 repair will cost close to the value of your camera. I would not buy a used DSLR myself as it most likely will have issues regardless of what the seller is saying.
     
  6. +1 On what Michael said. Talk to Nikon and see what they have to say.
     
  7. Not sure how much a used D90 is but chances are repairing the shutter will be far less the the purchase of a used one. But this is the perfect excuse for you to upgrade!!!
     
  8. You could repair your D90 for much less than the cost of a new one. Heck, even if you're planning to upgrade, you can repair it for probably $250-ish (will be Nikon rank B2), then sell it for an immediate profit.
     
  9. Thanks for all the responses. I will send it on to Nikon for an estimate. I probably need to send my D7000 along with it also. I have an sb600, 800 and 910 that fires randomly with the camera just hanging on my side. From what I've read on some forums it seems like a hot shoe replacement is necessary. Anyone here ever had this issue with any other nikons having this problem and what was the outcome?
     
  10. I had a shutter go out in a D300 a couple of years ago now - repair cost would have been right around 190 - 200.00 - if I didn't have the extended warranty.
    Dave
     
  11. It might be better to just buy another D90 than fix the old one.
    After the list price drop (in Singapore) of a new D7000 to $900 the prices of a decent, used D300 has eased to $450-$500 and the D90 to $350-400.
    It seems that with Nikon and Canon announcing a range of FX "affordable" DSLR models, the used prices of DX models are easing off a lot. Its also compounded by the good mirrorless cameras now available as well.
    A can now buy a hardly used Canon 40D with the 18-55 kit lens for less than $400 and from a proper dealer with warranty. Its good buying at the moment.
     
  12. I have an sb600, 800 and 910 that fires randomly with the camera just hanging on my side. From what I've read on some forums it seems like a hot shoe replacement is necessary. Anyone here ever had this issue with any other nikons having this problem and what was the outcome?​
    I had the misfiring flash situation on my D200, didn't realize it was also on the D7000. Didn't matter SB800 or SB600 the flash would go off randomly anywhere from 1-5 times every minute or so. Drove me and others crazy, you know... having the camera by your side with the hot-shoe flash inadvertently aimed at someone and then it would fire 3 times in quick succession in their face without my control. Then they'd say what the hell, and then it would fire 2 more times. Had one woman storm off bitching up a storm cause it blasted her when she had a headache/sensitivity to light and thought I'd done it on purpose.
    I hated pretty much everything about my D200, wasn't going to pay to have that issue resolved. Was just icing on the cake for hating it. Got a D800, doesn't do it.
     

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