Camera repair

ruthannNovember 27, 2007

My grand daughter dropped my camera on a tile floor. It will only hum now. A local camera store said it has to be sent away and repaired for $180. It cost around $300 - $330 when new so I probably won't get it fixed. Does anyone know of a fix it shop around the Flint, Michigan area? I find it hard to believe that it has to be sent away to be repaired. Thank you, Ruth Ann

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Sad, but true. The price for fixing a digital camera, or any motorized-zoom camera can be very expensive.

I guess it depends on if you want to spend $180 now, and have a used camera, or spend twice as much and get a new one.

I'm sure there is someone in your area that would fix it for much less, unless it is broken beyond repair. Hopefully you will find someone.

Good Luck


    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 8:18PM
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I had the same thing. Same word about getting it fixed. I bought a new one, but am not as happy with it as the old one.

But, it taught me to be more careful about using the strap on the thing. ;(

If you find anyone local to you that can/will repair it for a decent price, let us know. I might try looking some more.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2007 at 9:33AM
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I bought one of those lanyards that go around your neck.

My kids always want to use my camera - and I only let them if they have it around their neck. Heck - I even do that now.

I know it won't fix your camera, but it might help with your new one.

BTW - I have had a couple friends that have had cameras fixed - and they never did work right afterward. I would cut your losses now and just get a different one.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2007 at 5:29PM
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