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Hi Enrico, Dropping a precision lens is not healthy for a precision lens. Unfortunately, there really nothing the end user can do to attempt to fix it - without running the risk of doing more harm than good to it.
Your best bet is to send it to the manufacturer (or authorized repair shop) to get an estimate for repair. Weigh this price with the cost of replacing the lens with a new or used lens. You could sell the lens on eBay or craigslist as a damaged lens to help recover the cost of the replacement lens.
There's a trick I've read about for cell phones with water damage, it's placing the damaged phone in a bowl of uncooked rice - completely covering it. Leave it for a couple days & check it out. 1st I would remove the battery & dry it best as i could and maybe swab inside battery compartment with a q-tip and then let the rice try & absorb what it can for 2-3 days & see.
Hi There, Impact damage could cause all sorts of problems. Some may be minor and some major. Unless your an electronics tech or you feel up to opening the unit, you may not know what your actually looking for. A repair shop might be your best bet. If you do open the unit, check for broken cct boards, poor connections especially around where the battery terminals are or where the external power supply plugs in?
Good luck, mr cicmo
Hey benno82, You could call the manufacturer and they should have a list of authorized service centers in your area, or they could provide you with an address of an authorized service center you could mail the camera in to get serviced. You could also bring the camera to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they could send it out to an authorized service center to have an estimate done. As far as how much it would cost it all really depends on what the new LCD screen cost and if there is any other parts that need to be replaced. I will say that digital camera repairs often exceed the value of the camera, but it doesn't hurt to get an estimate done. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
Hey pooda2, It does sound like there is damage to your lens. Manufacturers’ warranty does not cover damage but a Best Buy™ performance service plan with accidental damage and handling would cover the repair. To find out if you have a performance service plan with adh on the camera you should call 1-888bestbuy. If you do have the plan you could bring your camera to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out for service. If you don't have a performance service plan with adh on it you could still have it sent out to get an estimate on how much it would cost to repair it, but often with digital cameras the cost of the repair exceeds the value of the camera. Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
You can drop your camera off at any Best Buy™ store to have it evaluated by the Geek Squad®. As you indicated it is outside its manufaturer warranty, however repairs can be performed on a COD basis. I would have the store give you an estimate before they do any repairs. You may find it more economical to purchase a new unit depending on the estimate.
any kind of sound when it is turned on or off is usually from damage to the lens. Send it into repairs and they will send you an estimate on what it would cost to fix it. Give them a call at 800-706-2534 option 2.