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PhoenixT
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Digital Camera REPAIR

Postby PhoenixT » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 9:44 pm

Hi all - any ideas where I can get my new camera repaired? The screen cracked and now I can't aim my shots. I went to Sim Lim square but they all tried to sell me a new one instead and none offered to repair it. Actually, I take that back. They offered to repair it for $280. TIA

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Re: Digital Camera REPAIR

Postby ksl » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 11:12 pm

PhoenixT wrote:Hi all - any ideas where I can get my new camera repaired? The screen cracked and now I can't aim my shots. I went to Sim Lim square but they all tried to sell me a new one instead and none offered to repair it. Actually, I take that back. They offered to repair it for $280. TIA


Your new camera needs to go back to the manufacturer for repair...spares are not normally carried, I know because I have been working for a camera brand...

In fact i do have a couple of camera LCD screens, but i doubt they will fit, because your model will not be the same.

Normally if the guarantee doesn't cover it, it's not worth repairing...they always charge top $.

If its a famous brand like Sony, Canon, its going to cost...let me know the model and spec and I'll see if i can come up with something....

The generic camera's are easier to get parts for, you are better to shop around until you find someone, that will do it for a reasonable price...their are always quite a few RMA's that can be used as spares...that's why its better to contact the shop, where you purcahsed it.

The LCD is very simple to replace, because it just plugs in, normally takes around 10 minutes at most.

I may be able to get you the part from Taiwan, because i still have close contact, with digital camera manufacturers, although if its a well known brand camera, you will have to contact them direct.

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 8:02 pm

Contact the manufacturer directly. I repaired my Nikon D70 when the CF card reader started acting up: the repair took two days, cost <S$100 and they did a thorough cleaning and software update free of charge.
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