D40 Focus Screen fell out - Help Please :(


addin

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Hi

My D40 focusing screen fell out. Tried to re-install it but accidentally broke the tiny plastic tab used to hold the retainer ring in place.


1. Focusing Screen



2. Red Arrow pointing to the "tiny plastic tab" that secures the metal retainer ring. I broke it when forcing down the retainer :(



3. Another angle


Pictures taken from this website (credits to them!).
--Nikon D5100 / D3100 Focusing Screen Installation Instruction--



Called Nikon Service Center, staff didn't seem to know what I was describing... Anyway, labour cost starts from $100. Clueless about price of this plastic tab / retainer lock-tab.

Should I send it for repair? No warranty.

Else, where can I sell my "half-dead" D40?


Sadddd day for me. Costly DIY failure :(
 

catchlights

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No warranty means no need to repair?


over the phone nobody will able to give you an exact quote, as they unsure are there any other issue beside this. to play safe, always quote on the high side.
why don't just bring it down to let them give a quote?

alternatively, you can contact bro fatigue.
 

kandinsky

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Ouch. IIRC, the last D40 body I saw for resale was going for about $200+.
 

addin

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Sep 18, 2008
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Sorry, I mentioned no warranty = higher cost of repair. Labour cost etc; full price :(

Thanks, I'll search the forum for 'fatigue' and contact him :)

No warranty means no need to repair?


over the phone nobody will able to give you an exact quote, as they unsure are there any other issue beside this. to play safe, always quote on the high side.
why don't just bring it down to let them give a quote?

alternatively, you can contact bro fatigue.
 

addin

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Sep 18, 2008
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Ouch. IIRC, the last D40 body I saw for resale was going for about $200+.
Thanks for the headsup!

Labour cost starts at $100... add in cost of part(s)... Aww man :( You'll be missed D40
 

daredevil123

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Thanks for the headsup!

Labour cost starts at $100... add in cost of part(s)... Aww man :( You'll be missed D40
Look for fatigue. He might be able to locate some parts salvaged from old D40.
 

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