My D300 has a crack!!!!

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by manaheim, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    RARGH!!!

    On the top right between the Qual and WB buttons there is a crack in the plastic. Cost to fix? $400!!

    Fricken camera isn't even a year old, and it's had WAY less abuse than my D100 which is flawless. Annoying!

    Grrrr...
     
  2. Chewbecca

    Chewbecca TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    How did that happen?????
     
  3. Sark

    Sark TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, surely it's still under warranty?

    Sark
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,405
    Likes Received:
    10,666
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow... that sucks!! *Runs off to check camera* Talk to Nikon directly.
     
  5. notelliot

    notelliot TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    lol, I just checked mine as well. never really noticed before but that little bit of plastic right there is really light-duty.

    and yeah, talk to nikon directly. as flimsy as it seems, if your camera fell, I think more than that would be broken. or if something was dropped on it, again more would be broken.. or at least scratched up.
     
  6. goodoneian

    goodoneian TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    temecula, ca
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i'd probably agree with you on that one, that piece of plastic doesn't seem pretty durable but i don't see how it could just crack with no kind of impact. i'd be so sad if that happened to mine though :(
     
  7. dEARlEADER

    dEARlEADER TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    this is the perfect opportunity to purchase the D700.... you know that your images will never look any good with that crack in the camera...
     
  8. jlykins

    jlykins TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Agreed. There really is no other option.
     
  9. notelliot

    notelliot TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    seriously. the op has a valid concern. where's the error in that? image quality was never mentioned.
     
  10. greyhoundman

    greyhoundman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    LOL

    I do believe they were making a joke. :)
     
  11. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    :lol:

    You kind of have to think about it... $400 to repair it... $1700 for a new D300... $2900 for a new D700... hmmmmmmmmm... :)

    :lol: I'm sure I'll just get it fixed.
     
  12. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Madoc, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    seems like you didnt get the joke...
     

Share This Page