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  1. jriepe

    jriepe TPF Noob!

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    Latest update on my D7000 in the repair shop with a bent shutter blade. Took the camera in one week ago and was immediately told it had a bent shutter blade but didn't know yet whether the sensor had been scratched or not. After waiting one full week I was hoping no news was good news. I was wrong. Got a call about ten minutes ago telling me the sensor has indeed been scratched. That obviously is the bad news. The good news is the sensor replacement cost is $392 plus tax instead of the $495 I had been previously quoted. Now I'm hoping for some more good news that it will be repaired before I go to Colorado in two weeks but I'm not very optimistic about that. Checked out the rental charge from Calumet photographic and it is $297 for one week. I'm not about to pay close to $300 for a one week rental of a $1,200 item. I will take my D80 and make do with one camera if need be.

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    How did the Shutter Blade bend?
     
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    sm4him In memoriam Supporting Member

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    How did I miss this? What happened to your D7000?
     
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    Last Sunday a week ago I was out shooting macro when the camera stopped working and I got a flashing Err message. A few things worked such as image review and I could access the menus but the the camera was non functional. Took it into the repair shop first thing Monday morning and was told it had a bent shutter blade and was also told there was a possibility the bent blade may have scratched the sensor. Today after a whole week I got a call from the shop confirming the sensor is scratched. The sensor has never been cleaned and no one had been inside the camera for any reason so it is definitely a manufacturing defect and upon researching this found out this has happened to others with the D7000. Probably not a widespread problem but a costly one for those few who have experienced it. I have no idea how this happens or what causes it but it does happen.

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    The sensor is scratched? :scratch: I'm having trouble with that. Titanium (The shutter blade) is a 6 on Moh's scale; the mineral glass low-pass filter in front of the actual sensor is at least a 7, probably a 7.5. Not saying that it's impossible, but the laws of physics make it difficult to believe...
     
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    You just very firmly stepped into the nerd zone.

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You mean I wuz outta it?
     
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    Seriously do you believe I've been duped and the sensor is not scratched? I took it to United Camera and I'm hoping they are reputable.

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What I find hard to believe is that the shutter blade could scatch it. Granted there may be something about the D7000 of which I am unaware, or there may have been additional components affected, but it sounds strange to me. I'd definitely want to inspect the old parts.
     
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    If they are not a reputable company they could scratch the sensor themselves and tell me the shutter blade did it and I'd never know the difference.

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry, not trying to put conspiracy ideas into your head. I would suggest doing some more research on this.
     
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    Dillard No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I read this and didn't think twice about it. But after reading your posts tirediron, I agree. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this one. Not only the ability to scratch, but the whole incident....
     

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