Busted Olympus Epic

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Buckwheat, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Buckwheat

    Buckwheat Guest

    Goodday, all.
    I accidentally busted my Olympus Stylus Epic P&S shooter. Took it to the
    camera store for an estimate of repairs. To replace the door and power
    switch will cost $20 less than a brand new Stylus. This is a bit rich for
    a camera with a few miles on it. Does anyone have experience doing
    repairs on this camera?

    Specifically, the switch was damaged when the door was opened too far. If
    I could get the door off in one piece, the repair should be fairly easy.
    This little P&S has worked faithfully for years otherwise.
     
    Buckwheat, Jul 1, 2004
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  2. Buckwheat

    Sabineellen Guest

    Specifically, the switch was damaged when the door was opened too far. If
    You've already used this one for several years so you've already got its worth
    out of it. I'd just get another one. You'll find them new or like on eBay for
    $70 or less.
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 1, 2004
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  3. Buckwheat

    Alan Browne Guest


    Go for it. It's a $20.00 risk the way you describe it.
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 1, 2004
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  4. Buckwheat

    Sabineellen Guest

    He meant it'd cost $20.00 less than a new one, not that the repair would cost
    $20.00
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 1, 2004
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  5. Buckwheat

    Alan Browne Guest

    Think about it: his camera is now worthless.
    He can pay x to repair it, or x + $20.00 for a new one.

    He can attempt to repair it himself... if he does that and fails,
    he will pay x+$20.00 for a replacement (or maybe still just x for
    the other guy to repair the failed attempt).

    If he wants a working camera and won't repair himself, he has to
    pay x in any case. The $20.00 is the only risk he is taking if
    he's forced to buy new.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 1, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    Oh i see, so the "Go for it" and the risk are for reparing it himself. Yeah I
    totally agree. I just don't think it's worth paying for its repair.
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 1, 2004
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    Bhup Guest

    buy a new one keep the old as spares or sell it as spares on ebay
     
    Bhup, Jul 2, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    If the repair person presented you with this statement:

    "I can repair it for $70...or I can give you a brand new one, in the box,
    with full new warranty for $20 more."

    What you you do?

    No brainer!
    Take the new one.
     
    Mark M, Jul 2, 2004
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  9. Buckwheat

    Mark M Guest

    B&H:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=131332&is=REG

    Paying to fix it is folly.
     
    Mark M, Jul 2, 2004
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  10. Buckwheat

    Buckwheat Guest

    Given today's throw-it-away culture, the answer is well known. Too bad
    the repair wasn't half the cost, I wouldn't be asking here in that case.
     
    Buckwheat, Jul 2, 2004
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  11. (And keep the old one for spare parts....)
     
    William Graham, Jul 3, 2004
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  12. Buckwheat

    Mark M Guest

    I don't know that this is much of an endictment on a "throw-away culture."
    That little bitty camera you've had for years won't do much damage to our
    land-fills...
    Now disposable diapers, on the other hand?? -Now you're talkin' throw-away
    culture!
    One baby's butt could fill literally thousands of times the land-fill space
    that your little Epic would after only a single year of poop... :)
     
    Mark M, Jul 3, 2004
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  13. Buckwheat

    Sabineellen Guest

    One baby's butt could fill literally thousands of times the land-fill space
    And the plastics in the diapers take 500 years to decompose.
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 3, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Jul 5, 2004
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    Deathwalker Guest

    hah and so many people say insurance is a rip off. i opted for the
    accidental damage option just to be on the safe side.
     
    Deathwalker, Jul 5, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    I've just bought a Fuji s5000 - proper good pix!

    It's a 3.1 megapixel camera! Avoid it like the plague. You're wasting your time
    taking pictures with it. Plus, its Inc VAT price £214.84 !!!

    I actually considered the Fuji s7000 (6mp) but preferred the HP 945 which has a
    fuji lens and a better image quality. At pixmania it's sold for £229. IMHO,
    that's THE camera to get for a modest price.
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 7, 2004
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  17. Buckwheat

    Sabineellen Guest

    oops... sorry. I didn't notice the past tense in your post :-/

    I thought you were still considering it. Well, maybe you can exchange it, or
    maybe you're happy with it and i don't know what i'm talking about.
     
    Sabineellen, Jul 7, 2004
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