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My E990 has a bad on/off

My Nikon Coolpix E990 has a bad on/off "multi-mode" switch. I need to know whether to toss it or what it would cost to repair before I send it in. Any thoughts?
When you turn it on often the screen remains blank or you need to go past the mode you want and then switch back to it, then often the screen just goes blank again before you can take a shot. Of course I've changed the batteries and memory card but it's seems to be a bad switch.

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  • GE Rich Nov 12, 2009

    Thanks for your input.

    I was already researching a new, replacement camera. I guess it's really outdated. Hard to believe it was over $750.00 for the 990 back in the day and now it's trash because of a bad switch.



    The D40 sounds nice but I was zeroing in on the D5000 SLR. I will give the D40 another look.

  • loveland88 May 11, 2010

    I called Nikon cameras up on the internet and did a search on "Coolpix E990". The reply was that it did not match any documents. Can you give me some other numbers found on the camera ?? What I have done in the past with dropped or damaged cameras (Olympus) was call them on the phone and get an estimate on the repair cost, and proceed from there.

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Being practical, it sounds like it is time for a new digital camera as the cost for repairing your 990 would not be worth it. I saw a used one going for $65 on AMAZON A repair would probably be double that cost.

Some amazing advances in digital photography have become available since your Coolpix 990 was introduced. I can't think of a better time to be looking for a digital camera with all the "Black Friday" deals about to be revealed. Since you are a Nikon user, may I suggest the Nikon D40. I do own this camera and it works very well, and won't break the bank too much Plus you can purchase extra lenses to make it a better camera when you can afford to.

I hope this helped and Good Luck!


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