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Nikon D100 SLR Built in Flash Repair

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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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

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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    Randy Wheatley Jan 08, 2009

    If the crack is a minor one and the flash stays down if the crack is held together you may be able to simply superglue the plastic back tight and sve yourself the repair cost.

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