I dropped my BRAND new Nikon D60 and the LCD Broke
Im crushed to say the least, this camera is two months old and I dropped it while it was in my purse. (I am shopping for a suitable camera bag asap) Well, my issue is Is this going to cost me a fortune to replace, I priced replacement LCD screens on Ebay for 125.00 and I know that labor is costly. I paid 518.00 for the camera on Amazon in Jan. the price has jumped up again. Bummer. I am pretty sure that the cost to replace the screen will prob. be less then buying new again. The camera was only dropped from about 6 inches, but landed on a hard surface and on top of a miniflaslight that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thanks for any help.
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No. The D60's LCD is used for menus, shooting settings, and reviewing pictures after you take them. You have to use the viewfinder to compose your pictures. Nikon introduced the LiveView capability into their DSLRs with the D3 and the D300, introduced after the D60.
Even if I could tell you what you broke without looking at your camera, which I cannot, you would not be able to do the repair yourself. Call the Nikon Service Department at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will tell you how to proceed to get a repair estimate.
There are several possible reasons. One is indeed the battery. If the camera powers on with a different battery pack then that would point rather conclusively at the battery. Another possibility is that the drop damaged or broke the battery contacts inside the camera. Another is that the drop damaged or broke something else inside the camera. First, try another battery pack. If you don't have one, go to a Nikon dealer and ask to try one. If the camera powers on with that, then buy a new battery and dispose of the old one. If the camera doesn't power on, then you'll have to have the camera serviced.
That's odd that Shutterbug camera shop couldn't tell you everything you needed to know about that camera. I looked it up in a PDF manual because the new "small frame" cameras require different lenses as is the case here Autofocus with this camera is only supported by AF-S and AF-I lenses the lens is equipped with the autofocus motor other types of lenses will not autofocus.
The "kit" lens for this camera is the AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-55 F3.5/5.6G VR.
Now if Shutterbug camera shop mounted an AF-S lens and the camera didn't autofocus then they are right in saying it's broke. I just find it strange they couldn't tell you that straight up. You need to install an AF-S lens and try it, again they may have put the wrong type on it and of course it won't work.
I take it that you don't have the camera manual?
If not go into Google search Type in Nikon D60 PDF manual and click search fifth one down on the first page is what you need click on it and download your "new" manual
yep ...look in the menu ...of the camera ..and select the type of battery u are using ..there are 2 kinds of batteries ...one of them are alkaline ...and the other I'm not sure ..probably nickel or lithium ..or something like that ...anyway there are choices there ..and you just have to try 'am one by one ... it will also accept only high quality non chargeable ones ...so ..even if they work in other device ..in this kinda cameras it will see 'em as empty if they arent great in quality and amperage ...
If you purchased your D60 new, you could sent it in to Nikon for cleaning but personally, I'd wait a while if it's not affecting the camera's functions. If you need warranty work within the first year, you can send the camera in for that work, and they'll clean under the LCD while servicing the camera.
that sounds like the screen got smashed theres two things you can do forget the screen and check the shots on a computer or the expensive one, the screen will need to be replaced i not sure how much it would cost i would say over $100 but it may be under warrenty check that out first.