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Ccd sensor is not functioning -

The camera was purchesed by me in the U.S somr time in 2003/4. Since March this year I am unable to use it because I see pinkish, blurred images in the LCD screen. I was told that a particular batch of ccd sensors installed in Nikon cameras in 2003/5 are defective and the company has offered to replace them free of cost. Please let me know how I should go about it. I am based in Bangalore, India.

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Re: ccd sensor is not functioning -

Contact Nikon customer support. I cannot give you a local link for Bangalore But essentially you have been informed correctly.

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