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Latch for the Film door broke

I don't know exactly how, but the latch for the film door was gone one day. I was taking photos at a wedding, and had to reload my camera and the film door wouldn't clip shut, there for rendering my camera useless. How do I get it fixed, where do I get it fixed and how much am I looking at to get it fixed? Can I buy spare parts and do it myself? I am stuck! Help please :-)

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You could call Nikon Film 1-800-645-6687 to get an estimate. However, as kachbibi1 stated it may be best to purchase a used F80; they cost from $70-$90 US.

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This is so tedious a job that I would not try it myself unless I was adept in doing this right.Unless the camera costs a lot to start with, I would just get another SLR. I believe the cost in repairing it depending on model and the size, will be about $200. I say this because from experience, I had a $250 camera 20 years ago and the latch broke on mine and he said it would not be worth it to fix it. Unfortunately, it was way out of warranty.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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