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Savageduck
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      02-17-2012, 12:48 AM
I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
< http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

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      02-17-2012, 02:20 AM
On Feb 16, 7:48*pm, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
> I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs..
> <http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-killing-camera-repair/>
>
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> Regards,
>
> Savageduck


Explains why they wanted $170 for a part of a little hinge that broke
on a D70 flash I had.
 
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      02-17-2012, 05:52 PM
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>< http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >


I wonder how many of these shops will stop selling Nikon because of
this? Stupid move, Nikon.
 
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      02-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Bowser <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
><savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>
>>I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>>< http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

>
>I wonder how many of these shops will stop selling Nikon because of
>this? Stupid move, Nikon.



In Europe, Nikon will still supply parts to independent repairers and
any attempt to stop supplying them would be dealt with through the
courts. Competition law is very strong in the EU and any such attempt
to limit parts supplies would be very firmly dealt with.

Having said that, and while I realise that experience doesn't
necessarily translate across the Atlantic, I would never take any
modern Nikon gear to be serviced at anything other than a
Nikon-approved service centre. I have had some really bad experiences
with non-Nikon-approved service centres but was completely satisfied
with the service from the Nikon-approved service centre I used.

All in the past tense though, as what little Nikon gear I still own is
for sale.


 
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Robert Coe
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      02-17-2012, 10:01 PM
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
: I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
: < http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

The author of the article seems clueless about how the US auto repair industry
works. Automobile manufacturers are many years ahead of Nikon, routinely
withholding even what their engine computer error codes mean, so that only
their "authorized" dealers can understand what has gone wrong with their cars.

I believe there's been some litigation about that though, and even threats of
new laws. So my information may now be somewhat out-of-date.

Bob
 
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      02-17-2012, 10:12 PM
On 2012-02-16 19:48 , Savageduck wrote:
> I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
> < http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >


Regarding the web page above, there were a few ridiculous points, the
worse being:

QUOTE
If you depend on your camera for work, as Jarvie does, having to mail
your camera in to be fixed will cost you more than just the price of the
repair: lost business, shipping costs, and time lost waiting for the
Postal Service to shuttle the camera back and forth.
UNQUOTE

Really? Does the writer REALLY believe Jarvie has a single camera?




As to Nikon I believe the policy as stated is absolutely stupid - UNLESS
it also allows more shops to qualify as Nikon repair stations.

I know a few local press photogs who are stuck with paper owned Nikon
gear that they have to cycle through a Nikon approved service. The
service is very good (quality) but slow in time. No real issue - they
have plenty of spare bodies, lenses and flashes. For others it could be
a drag.

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Eric Stevens
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      02-17-2012, 10:52 PM
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>< http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >


I noted the story is promoted by Ifixit.com. Presumably they are no
longer on the list of Nikon approved repairers. Perhaps at least some
of their comments are due to sour grapes.

Regards,

Eric Stevens
 
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      02-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Alan Browne <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> On 2012-02-16 19:48 , Savageduck wrote:
>> I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>> < http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

>
> Regarding the web page above, there were a few ridiculous points, the
> worse being:
>
> QUOTE
> If you depend on your camera for work, as Jarvie does, having to mail
> your camera in to be fixed will cost you more than just the price of
> the repair: lost business, shipping costs, and time lost waiting for
> the Postal Service to shuttle the camera back and forth.
> UNQUOTE
>
> Really? Does the writer REALLY believe Jarvie has a single camera?


But absolutely having to have two cameras (or three if you believe you
need two working ones to take to a gig) is itself a cost, and a rather
large one.
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      02-17-2012, 11:45 PM
On 2012-02-17 14:52:39 -0800, Eric Stevens <(E-Mail Removed)> said:

> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>
>> I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>> < http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

>
> I noted the story is promoted by Ifixit.com. Presumably they are no
> longer on the list of Nikon approved repairers. Perhaps at least some
> of their comments are due to sour grapes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Eric Stevens


I think "promoted" might not be a good choice of words. It is their
story. Camera repair is one part of their business, and when a
manufacturer, or more likely in this case a distributer in Nikon USA
denies them part of that business when they are more than capable of
handling the task I guess they might not be happy about it. They have
just made their situation known to all who might care.

Ifixit is a great, knowledgeable, & geeky repair service specializing
in repair of all types of electronics including digital cameras, Macs
and Apple products in particular. They gained a reputation for being
first in line to demonstrate tear down and reveals of Apple product
innards.

Along with making repairs they also provide DIY kits along with
replacement parts and video guides. Here is one such DIY guide for an
iPhone 4 repair.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBpFP...feature=relmfu >

These guys are very good at what they do, and best of all they are
local for me. I have only bought a logic board from them for my
father's PowerBook G4 and I have been quite satisfied. In my opinion
these are the guys who should be working at the Apple "Genius Bars".

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Eric Stevens
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      02-18-2012, 12:08 AM
On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:45:04 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On 2012-02-17 14:52:39 -0800, Eric Stevens <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:48:58 -0800, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I was noodling about on line and came across this regarding Nikon repairs.
>>> < http://ifixit.org/1349/how-nikon-is-...camera-repair/ >

>>
>> I noted the story is promoted by Ifixit.com. Presumably they are no
>> longer on the list of Nikon approved repairers. Perhaps at least some
>> of their comments are due to sour grapes.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Eric Stevens

>
>I think "promoted" might not be a good choice of words. It is their
>story. Camera repair is one part of their business, and when a
>manufacturer, or more likely in this case a distributer in Nikon USA
>denies them part of that business when they are more than capable of
>handling the task I guess they might not be happy about it. They have
>just made their situation known to all who might care.
>
>Ifixit is a great, knowledgeable, & geeky repair service specializing
>in repair of all types of electronics including digital cameras, Macs
>and Apple products in particular. They gained a reputation for being
>first in line to demonstrate tear down and reveals of Apple product
>innards.
>
>Along with making repairs they also provide DIY kits along with
>replacement parts and video guides. Here is one such DIY guide for an
>iPhone 4 repair.
>< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBpFP...feature=relmfu >
>
>These guys are very good at what they do, and best of all they are
>local for me. I have only bought a logic board from them for my
>father's PowerBook G4 and I have been quite satisfied. In my opinion
>these are the guys who should be working at the Apple "Genius Bars".


And I would expect them to be upset if Apple took away their access to
Apple parts. I wonder what they would say about Apple?

Regards,

Eric Stevens
 
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