Nikon N80 "sudden death"

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Lam, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Lam

    Lam Guest

    I've purchased a Nikon N80 with Nikkor 28-80mm AF about 2 years ago. I
    rarely used it because I get used to with the point and shot digital
    camera. About 6 rolls of film were taken by this camera. The last time
    I used it was 4 months ago. This Christmas I took it out but I found
    out the LCD had no display when I turned the camera on. I thought it
    was the batteries but after I replaced the batteries with the fresh one
    (Energize brand), nothing changed. If I close the battery door halfway,
    I got the power to the camera but I can only see from the view finder.
    The power lasted about 30 seconds. Sometime I could see a quick display
    on the LCD screen. It seems there is the short-circuit but I have no
    way to confirm. Before I tear this camera body apart to experiment it
    myself, I would like to have some advice from anyone who knows about
    camera. I don't think it's cheap to have this camera repaired by Nikon
    or pro services.

    Thank you in advance,

    Lam, Dec 31, 2004
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  2. Lam

    funkydog Guest

    Hi. You might want to have Nikon in your part of the world check it out
    for a minimal fee. Could just be a minor problem with oxidized battery
    contacts. It'd be more expensive for Nikon to fix a botched DIY repair
    job. And if you consider the N80 disposable because of this issue,
    could I have it please?
    funkydog, Dec 31, 2004
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  3. Lam

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    I've purchased a Nikon N80 with Nikkor 28-80mm AF about 2 years ago. I
    Did you leave batteries inside the camera while you weren't using it for
    long periods?
    Joseph Kewfi, Dec 31, 2004
  4. Lam

    McLeod Guest

    Clean the inside of the battery compartment contacts with a pencil
    eraser. If you left the batteries in you likely have contacts that
    have corroded. Don't push too hard with the pencil eraser but clean
    them thoroughly.
    McLeod, Jan 1, 2005
  5. Lam

    Lam Guest

    Thanks for the tip. I did leave the batteries inside the camera quite
    too long (not a smart way). I have thought about the bad contact at
    the battery terminal and I did some cleaning but it did not help. It
    seems there is the problem with power supply unit or the circuit board
    was messed up (because of the heat in Texas). I will check the price
    for the repair, if it's too high, I might have to give it up.
    Lam, Jan 1, 2005
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