Waterlogged D60

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  1. BoltAction

    BoltAction TPF Noob!

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    My brother is overseas and fell into a lake with his D60. Of course it does not work. He sent it home so I could get it repaired for him and bought a new one.

    I tried calling Nikon about it the other day but got frustrated being on hold so long.

    Is it even worth trying to fix? It's out of warranty and he doesn't have any travel insurance that would cover it. He did say he turned it on after the splash so I'm sure something got fried.
     
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    Sleepy_Sentry TPF Noob!

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    Sounds like a lost cause to me. Normally electronics will work after being dropped in water if allowed to dry out prior to being turned on, but I'd imagine the mechanical shutter mechanism or the LCD could be damaged. From all the things I've seen resurrected from water the LCD never makes it out in one piece. The shutter and mirror are mechanical and it's hard to tell what could have happened to them. Whatever lens was attached is surely broken beyond repair.

    Chalk it as a loss and move on. Broken gear is just one of the costs of photography and happens to everyone at some point.
     
  3. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There's all manner of things that go wrong. Typically pulled out and allowed to dry is already a lost cause since the battery is in the camera when it's usually dunked, and thus for all intensive purposes already on.

    Send it in for a quote. The pros can tell you what the damage is. Until they pull it apart and have a detailed look inside it could be anything from replacing a small part to a complete write-off. Unfortunately it's usually a write-off.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    If the camera was purchased outside the US and doesn't have a US serial number, Nikon Service USA won't touch the camera.

    You'd have to send it to a Nikon authorized repair sstation or a Nikon facility in another country.

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  5. PhotoXopher

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    I thought that was only for warranty work, but would be happy to take your money outside of the warranty.
     

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