I have a D1x, which is now out of warranty.
The little 4 way toggle button on the back fell off. (I've probably pushed it 100,000 times)
Everything still works if I put it back in place, but whatever was holding it on broke.
On the bottom side of the button (which is about the size of a nickel) is a little plastic protrusion that sticks out about an 8th of an inch. That protrusion fits down into a hole. I'm guessing that on the other side of that hole, the protrusion flared out or had another little piece of plastic, which allows the button to rock left and right, up and down but kept it from falling off.
I was tempted just to put a dab of epoxy on it and stick it back on but can see the look of disgust on the part of a repariman when that ultimately fails.
Other than sending it back directly to Nikon USA, does anyone have any experience with an authorized repair shop you would recomend (especially since I will have to pay for it myself)
I once sent an F-5 to a local shop in Louisina because they promised it would be back in a week, and six weeks later, I finally got it back. I had sent it to them because Nikon said it would take about 4-6 weeks for them to do it.
This seems like a quick fix (if the parts are available)
Anyone have any suggestions?
It has occured to me that I might could get a quicker turn around with a private repair facility than with Nikon Direct.
Anyone have any experience with Nikon USA as far as turnaround.
This is my 5th Nikon body (and I have about 20 lenses) and knock on wood, the only other time I have ever had to any of my equipment repaired was the F5 locked up and the shutter wouldn't fire for some reason. Since it was repaired under warranty, I never really got an explanation for what was wrong or what they fixed, but it has worked fine since.