Don't want to argue at all. I understand that I really don't need to have the chassie repaired. It's the indicators and readouts along the bottom of the viewfinder when you look through the eyepiece, they're slanted from the fall. The help I want is the answer to the question: Is it worth having the readout and indicators portion that are slanted fixed. The eyepiece is ok. Thanks.
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Re: Nikon D70 Repair
Well, it depends on the extent of the repair. You don't necessarily need to repair the crack on the chassis, just the damage to the eyepiece components. Yes, it's worth repairing. Those D70s are just the right tool for people who want fine art pictures from a camera simple enough for a novice to use. The eyepiece is your most important resource when you're shooting, so you really want to make sure that it works as well as you do!
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Does it pop up? There can be a number of causes for this problem, from a bad circuit to a broken flash tube. Without a complete description of the symptoms I can only give you the most common cause of flash problems in the D70. If you can pop up the flash, remove the two screws under the flash and carefully pry off the flash cover. Check the flash pivot on the release side. There is a plastic piece that stick up from it that the wires go through that snaps into place, and it has a plastic piece that sticks out and operates the flash up switch. Impact can cause this pivot piece to fall into the camera so that the switch does not work. Also sometimes impact can cause the top blade of the switch to fall below the plastic piece so it doesn't close.
You have to remove the top cover and pop it into place from the inside (you could use a small hook but the wires that go through the pivot are very small and easily broken. There are any number of dis-assembly instructions on the internet, just seach. Make sure you discharge the flash capacitor or you can get a nasty shock
If flash pops up and doesn't fire, little white pin/lever inside flash has lodged up inside flash casing and needs to be eased from where it is stuck. Careful when opening the flash up to dislodge the white plastic pin/lever, there are tiny wires you REALLY don't want to damage....
I had this problem a while back, but was fortunate to get it fixed under warantee as it was less than six months after Nikon repaired my D70 for the "blinking green light of death" fault.
I'm afraid this is a repair job for Nikon or an autorized workshop. It is most likley the flash tube. If you fancy taking your camera apart (I warn you it would be a fairly difficult job) then please be aware that you may get a significant electric shock from the flash capacitor, which will remain charged.
Well, you are not going to like my answer. The troubleshooting guide for the D70 says it could be 1 of several PCBs (printed circuit board) being faulty or the connecting FPCs (flexible printed circuit).
You'll need to locate a local repair person or use the reapir service search here on Fixya. Nikon USA repairs will be $$$$
Unfortunately, you may have a faulty flash pcb (printed circuit board) The part is around 50$ plus installation 200+ total repair cost. A work around would be to use an external flash unit from the hot shoe
According to my information, the camera may need a new flash PCB (printed circuit board). Check the repair service search on this site for someone in your area. The part number for the circuit board is: 1S014-020-1 and runs about 50$