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D70 needs repaired...where to send it?
Old 08-28-2006, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I was a bad boy yesterday. Thought I would try to remove some dust from inside my D70 and now I wish I had not. I tried using a Q-tip with some lens cleaner on it and wiped down the mirror and glass under the view finder. Wrong. The Q-tip left some debris on the glass under the view finder and like a dumb ninny; I used a pair of tweezers to remove some fibers and scratched the glass.
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Any suggestions on where to send this in for repair and still get it back before September 10th?

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Re: D70 needs repaired...where to send it?
Old 08-28-2006, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used a pair of tweezers to remove some fibers and scratched the glass.
You should still be able to use the camera. As long as you didn't take the tweezers to the sensor it should record ok. Through the viewfinder might be an annoying view but it's not going to hurt the image unless the fibers break free and slap against the sensor when the mirror jumps up and down.

Lesson learned I guess. If my manual bulb air tool will not touch it, I am definitely not going to use tweezers to remove dust and debris.

Ok, we need a forum now for "what was I thinking"

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Re: D70 needs repaired...where to send it?
Old 08-28-2006, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No way is anybody other than Nikon going to touch this. I'd try inverting the
camera and blowing the fibers off with a bulb. The camera should be usable
with scratches on the mirror and I'm not sure it's really worth a cosmetic
repair on a camera that's going to be discontinued shortly anyway.

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Re: D70 needs repaired...where to send it?
Old 08-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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After taking the camera to one of the camera shops nearby, they were able to help me some. Yes, I will have an annoying view thru the viewfinder, but they were able to clean the mirror for me. Certainly a lesson learned for sure. I also learned that there is a product available called "Sensor Swab" that would have avoided this whole situation, had I known about it. All we could do was laugh about it when I told them what I had done.



I guess for me the silver lining is that this gave me an excuse to purchase another digital camera (Fuji S3 Pro) and will now use the D70 as a back-up.

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