Dropped my camera . . . can I fix it or can you recommend someone who can? (chicago)
December 24, 2008 10:44 AM Subscribe
Oops . . . I dropped my camera on the ground and now I'm experiencing this error
. It's not the batteries; it's definitely because I dropped it. The little part that moves the lens in and out appears to be jammed inside. I didn't drop it from a particularly great height so I don't think its broken forever. It still turns on and off and takes pictures, it just can't focus.
posted by lblair to technology (8 answers total)
My warranty has expired and I've heard unpleasant things about sending cameras into Hp for repair (expensive, takes forever, etc.) Plus I'm broke and this camera didn't cost that much to begin with so I don't want to spend more than I have to. But I really like it, so I'd rather fix it than get a new one.
Is it possible for me to fix it by jimmying it around some more? If not, what kind of place would fix this and how much should I expect to pay? I am in the Chicagoland area, if anyone has any specific recommendations.
Thanks everyone, and have a Happy Festivus/ Christmakus/ Haunakkus, etc. :-)