Extended Warranty Annual Free CCD Cleaning

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Dave Head, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    Anybody else attempt to take adavantage of an annual free camera cleaning with
    an extended warranty?

    My camera has been gone for what I believe to be way too long at one of these
    facilities and am wondering if the delay is atypical.

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. Define "...has been gone for what I believe to be way too long at one of these facilities.."

    How long is that ?

    Dave




    | Anybody else attempt to take adavantage of an annual free camera cleaning with
    | an extended warranty?
    |
    | My camera has been gone for what I believe to be way too long at one of these
    | facilities and am wondering if the delay is atypical.
    |
    | Dave Head
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    4 weeks so far. They said it will be five weeks, so they should ship it back
    this coming Friday, and I should maybe get it the following Monday or Tuesday.

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 5, 2004
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    andrew29 Guest

    The must throw it in a cupboard for four weeks. My guess is that they
    want to dissuade you from using the cleaning service.

    Where are you based? Is there really no-one local who will do the job
    for you?

    Andrew.
     
    andrew29, Dec 5, 2004
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  5. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    Its worked. I won't ever do that again, and consider the "extended warranty"
    completely useless.
    I'm 50 miles south of DC. I searched for nearby camera repair in Virginia and
    came up with a shop in DC who quoted 2 weeks. What's with that? I send my ham
    radio transceiver into Kenwood for _repair_, not just cleaning, and they turn
    it around in a day. This is nuts. Seems to be just camera people with this
    "we'll get to it when we get to it" attitude... <G>

    Have heard of a shop near Chicago that does it in 3 days... that's getting
    closer.

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 6, 2004
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  6. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    Meanwhile, I still haven't heard from anyone who has used a "free cleaning" on
    an extended warranty to find out if my experience is typical.

    Maybe I'm the only one that has bought a camera extended warranty, or actually
    tried to get the "free" cleaning?

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 7, 2004
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  7. Dave Head

    andrew29 Guest

    There's a shop I use in London who take 10 minutes to clean the CCD,
    which is more like how things should be. They only took two days to
    do a complete rebuild when I had, er, an accident with a camera. I
    really have no idea what the problem is in your part of the world.

    I hear flights to London can be had pretty cheaply. ;-)

    Andrew.
     
    andrew29, Dec 7, 2004
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  8. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    That's more like it.
    Its a thought. Fly to London, get the thing cleaned in a reasonable amount of
    time, go photograph Stonehenge... <G>

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 7, 2004
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  9. You could do a lot worse! Perhaps it'd be tax deductible??

    IAE, it's criminal what the store has done to you. It should be you go
    in, they clean it while you wait. Or make you make an appointment.
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 7, 2004
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  10. That's a positive spin indeed !

    Dave



    | That's more like it.
    |
    | >I hear flights to London can be had pretty cheaply. ;-)
    |
    | Its a thought. Fly to London, get the thing cleaned in a reasonable amount of
    | time, go photograph Stonehenge... <G>
    |
    | Dave Head
    |
    | >Andrew.
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 7, 2004
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  11. Dave Head

    Dave Head Guest

    Hey - since this post came out, I've been seriously considering it. Not for
    this cleaning, and prolly not close in the future, but flights _aren't_ that
    expensive, and I'd like to see 1) Stonehenge and 2) the RAC rally.
    Unfortunately, photographing or doing anything else around Stonhenge or most of
    the country I understand to be a damp and chilling experience. OTOH, I own
    gore-tex...

    Dave Head
     
    Dave Head, Dec 8, 2004
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  12. Dave Head

    Dave Guest

    I meant to say, "...I understand to be a chilling experience around the
    timeframe of the RAC rally."
     
    Dave, Dec 8, 2004
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  13. Dave Head

    Alan Adrian Guest

    I'm a West Coast Canadian who lived in Southern UK for a couple years. I
    spend quite a bit of time outside...

    I found the weather there to be very nice... Cloudy to be sure, but not
    nearly as much rain as I was expecting, and not nearly as cold in the winter
    as advertized either...

    Al...
     
    Alan Adrian, Dec 8, 2004
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