Had a blocked sewer this morning. Plumbers unblocked it, charged $900 for the unblocking and CCTV investigation. The camera showed a large hole at one section of the (clay) pipe, and tree roots at another point. The plumber says the whole pipe should be replaced, and that it can't be relined. This would involve disconnecting the bathroom plumbing, jackhammering up 2x4m of concrete, moving the hot water cylinder which is currently in the way, putting in new PVC pipes that bypass the old broken one, and repouring concrete, installing inspection hatches this time. Removal of waste included. The quote is $14,250 plus GST. Is this anywhere near what I should expect? [more inside]
Help me clean our Canon EOS Rebel T1i camera after it came home from the wife's sister's bridal shower with more than a few buttons and dials that are sticky or mushy. For what it's worth it does not smell like vodka and seems to work fine otherwise, for now at least. [more inside]
People who know about cameras, or who have had this experience - what should you do with a digital camera that gets sand in it? [more inside]
Where should I take my Nikon D40 to be cleaned in the Seattle area? There is crap on the inside of the body that has started showing up in pictures as gray marks. [more inside]
My Nikon D40 died recently. I sent it to Nikon for a repair estimate. I'm looking for any experience anyone has with having Nikon repair a camera -- and weighing that against putting the repair money toward a new camera body. If I want to go with something new, I need help with selection. More details within! [more inside]
My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
I broke my underwater camera by not sealing one of the openings properly. Is it worth sending in for repair? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good camera repairer on the north side of Melbourne? I've just moved to Melbourne and the shutter on my Bronica ETR has jammed. As I am new here, I don't yet know of any good repairers. Do you?
Do I really have to replace my digital camera because of a little dust inside the zoom lens? It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 and everything else about it is working perfectly. [more inside]
How to repair a weather balloon, in the context of aerial photography? How to do aerial photography at all? [more inside]
Please help me decide whether I should have my digital camera (Casio Exilim EX-Z750) a) professionally repaired, b) upgraded at a discount, c) replaced with a completely different one or d) repaired by myself. [more inside]
So I was taking a walk this morning with my camera bag. My camera bag decided it wanted to experience it some freedom and slipped off my shoulder. In the process, my Canon 10D had a meeting with the sidewalk. I now have a busted LCD screen; this makes me sad and unable to operate half the camera. Does anyone have any repair options for broken LCD screen on a Canon 10D in Houston, TX?
Recently on the trip in Japan I bought a Canon IXY Digital point-and-shoot camera. Unfortunately it stooped working, all the guarantee papers are in Japanese. Would someone by chance know where I could send camera for repair (Canon Japan). [more inside]
Can I Frankenstein (repair with another of the same camera) my Fuji F20 or am I out of my league? [more inside]
Please help me find a digital camera repair shop in Dallas that doesn't charge up front. I also have a question about finding a DURABLE camera for a clumsy girl. More inside. [more inside]
A friend has a DSC-H1 Sony Cybershot camera. It got some salt water in it yesterday (probably not completely soaked, but definitely in the camera). [more inside]
I've scratched the silver paint on my digital camera pretty badly...how can I fix it? [more inside]
Is there any way to recover a damaged DV tape? [more inside]
How does one go about learning classic film camera repair? (I don't need one fixed at the moment, I would like to know how to get into the trade. I have the eyes, fingers and mechanical aptitude for it.)
Recently somebody broke into my car, took my camera equipment, and dumped it in the bushes. The stuff sat there for nearly two weeks before we found it this morning. Everything's there (or seems to be), but I'm worried: all five lenses are cloudy. They seem to have collected moisture inside. How can one effectively remove moisture from inside a camera lens? Will time take care of it?
Does anyone know of a good place to take a broken SLR camera to be fixed in NYC? [more inside]
My Palm Zire 71 needs a dust bunny removed; should I send it in, buy something new, or do it myself?
There's a dust bunny under the camera lens on my Palm Zire 71, which has been making my pictures rather annoyingly diffuse. It's out of warranty, so repairs will cost at least as much as I estimate this thing's resale value to be in its current condition. Should I bite the financial bullet and send it in for servicing, cut my losses and sell it as damaged goods, or throw caution to the wind, grab my geek toolkit, and attempt my own repairs?