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#1 stevewlkr

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

Have dust on the sensor and a hot shoe issue that probably needs a Nikon specialist to look at.

Any suggestions for a company that is reliable, reasonably priced and reasonably quick in the UK.

Am reluctant to take it back to the original retailer - they have proved to be hopeless of late.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 03:39 PM

Try this place, have not used them myself but my dad takes all his cameras to a place in Nikon service centre in Kingston.

I will try and find out the address if it is any help to you.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:40 PM

I discovered that one is "entitled" to one free sensor cleaning from Nikon, as sometimes(as I discovered with my back up) that dust arrives on the sensor from the factory...not impressive. This was the case in Canada; I'm not sure about other locales, but worth asking..I would go to Nikon service on this one.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:48 AM

Try this place, have not used them myself but my dad takes all his cameras to a place in Nikon service centre in Kingston.

I will try and find out the address if it is any help to you.

Thanks

Karen



I agree that the best thing is to send it to the Nikon centre in Kingston (or take it in if you live within a hour or so). A couple of years ago they cleaned my D200 sensor in 15 mins - wasn't free though and cost around a tenner if I am not mistaken..could be more now.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:56 AM

Try this place, have not used them myself but my dad takes all his cameras to a place in Nikon service centre in Kingston.

I will try and find out the address if it is any help to you.

Thanks

Karen


Thanks for the recommendation - looks like they do a while-you-wait service..... perfect
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:43 PM

Fixation:

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:31 PM

Have dust on the sensor and a hot shoe issue that probably needs a Nikon specialist to look at.

Any suggestions for a company that is reliable, reasonably priced and reasonably quick in the UK.

Am reluctant to take it back to the original retailer - they have proved to be hopeless of late.

Thanks


I just cleaned my sensor yesterday on the D200. Really its quite easy. You need to get a rubbermaid spatula and cut it to the size of the sensor with shears. Wrap a pec pad around the rubbermaid spatula and place two drops of ecclipse solution onto each end. Swab it in one direction on one side then swab it back the other way with the other side with the mirror up. Make sure the camera is fully charged. Once you do this you will figure out there is nothing to fear about doing it yourself. To make sure you got the dust bunny off take a shot of a white paper with a lens on completely stopped down. If you see any dust bunnies repeat the process again. You might google the process.

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