My Nikon D100 SLR Camera's built in flash wont stay down. It was in a minor accident involving a defective tripod. There is a small crack in the plastic body of the built in flash along with it not staying down, but otherwise it works perfect. I tried to contact Nikon to get an estimate on how much the repair would be, but they want me to send the camera in first, but I'd like to know the round about estimate first. (If it's too much I'm not going to bother.) I didn't know if you guys might have an idea of how much a repair like this may cost.
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Re: Nikon D100 SLR Built in Flash Repair
Allisonsylvi, That's hard to answer until it is seen by the repair person, a reputable repair shop might be able to cannibalize another camera for the pop up flash parts pretty cheap and you just have to pay his hourly rate (the big variable). If the camera still functions otherwise and even the pop-up flash still works, you may want to go low-tech and hold it down with black electricians tape. You can turn off the flash so it won't want to pop up even in low light situations. If you use a flash attachment it will produce better results anyway. The D100 is a tough camera, lots of photojournalists were the first to embrace it for its durability out in the field. (metal body as opposed to plastic parts) randy320sgi
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I assume you want to adjust the light output of your camera's built in flash. You cannot make any adjustments to the flash output on the L830. In fact, you cannot even adjust the built in flash on my $3,000 D800. All you can do is turn it on or off or set various modes that allow its built in flash to control other stand alone flash units such as the SB 910. You can manually control the flash output on stand alone units by instructing them to use fractional power outputs such as 1/2 or 1/4 power from either the camera menus on a Nikon SLR or the flash itself. The bottom line is that in order to control the flash, you need an external flash unit that costs more than your camera cost you.
did you impact your camera some where?...that is most of. or natural defective.
There will be three cause. first is built in flash charging switch out of place. second is flash circuit defective. third is shutter unit sync defective. you local repair shop would charge you around $65 to 195 depend on what really they want to charge.
Good luck with you!
This is a job for the service department rarely can a user dismantle and repair one of these cameras and have it work when completed. I had the same thing happen to be while testing sets for a photo shoot. The camera functioned properly in all aspects except the flash was up, I tried just ignoring it but that didn't sit to well so I took a mailing elastic and held the thing down. I got looks from the Director so chuckle took some black electrical tape and taped that thing down and all was fine. Sent the thing back to Nikon and as politely as possible told then what they could do with their camera. Anyway that's what happened to me and the only fix is to let those that repair these thing do the repair, in my case it was just a miss aligned latch.
I know this late but for anyone else who's had this problem. I just fixed the flash on my camera by using a really small1.2mm flathead screwdriver. The problem is that the mechanism that's supposed to catch the hook has gotten off center. Just stick the screwdriver into the little hole on the left side of the flash (right side when looking at it) and then as you turn it you should be able to see the object that's supposed to be catching the hook. Make sure that object is in the correct position and your camera should work again. Hope this helps!!!
I love that camera. There are several possiblities, If you are using the pop up built-in flash with a telephoto lens or a lens hood you'll get a shadow in your photos ususally at the bottom of landscape oriented shots. If you are using a flash unit attached it may have something interfering with the strobe possibly or it is turned. We have the same camera and have had the shadow issue in the past. The pop up just won't work if something is wrong with the "bulb" the only other thing is that is isn't going all the way up, check that also.
Yes, you can. Unfortunately Nikon is so backed up with repairs, your camera will probably take a few months to get it back and cost you more than you want to spend. The labor is what is so much. Just like fixing your car a shop. Your camera probably has a flash sensor that has worn out or needs to be re-callibrated is all. I have a friend who fixes cameras.