here's a lot of words. so, a few of you may remember my d70s having mold on the sensor. i thought this after seeing a cloudy white spot on or between the low-pass filter and the sensor itself, and sent it out for an estimate for repair. as i was packing it up to send out, i noticed that there was a hole (looked like a hot nail had been punched through it) and added that the shutter would need to be looked at. so i got it back. 800 dollars CDN is what they said for repair. they refused to specify what would be done - didn't acknowledge the hinge on my shutter that is (was) rattling around in the body. didn't verify that mold started to grow on my sensor. i called and asked for a specific breakdown of what had happened, why, and what components would need to be replaced. they explained nothing whatsoever and offered me a d80 body for 800 dollars after destroying my d70s. i said to hell with that idea. i took it apart, and removed the sensor. started looking at it.. cleaned it. no more mold. the thing looks freaking brand new, and i'm assuming in working order. there's no way i'm going to put my d70 back together, out of frustration and the fact that i don't have another one to use as a map. so i guess the reason i'm mad is that nikon didn't do **** all about anything. if they would have cleaned the sensor, 70% of the problem would have been solved, and i could have considered a new shutter. i feel like i was denied service here. i don't think i'll bother asking for them to compensate for anything. i'm almost positive they'll tell me to piss off. i do want to call them and discuss the matter. do you guys think this has any validity? or this is my fault for not having dissected my camera prior to nikon not doing so? maybe i should have investigated the issue a little more, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of sending it to nikon? i can't quite get my head around it.