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uh.. nikon D3000 error: "auto exposure error - please contact nikon rep"

yuugotserved 68,156 134,208 August 20, 2010 at 05:12 PM
title says it all... less than a week after buying it and brother dropped it and now it has that error.

any suggestions?

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contact rep - to buy a new camera!
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this is not good. oh and the brother needs to at least pay 50% of the cost to buy a new one or 100% to repair the current one.

most likely a motor inside the camera was jarred when it was dropped and is now jammed.
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this is not good. oh and the brother needs to at least pay 50% of the cost to buy a new one or 100% to repair the current one.

most likely a motor inside the camera was jarred when it was dropped and is now jammed.
ouch. that sucks lol. well i didn't buy it, he bought it. if he has to get a new d3000, newegg has it for $425 shipped without tax.

5 days and already $490 gone. Embarrassment
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ouch. that sucks lol. well i didn't buy it, he bought it. if he has to get a new d3000, newegg has it for $425 shipped without tax.

5 days and already $490 gone. Embarrassment
Ah, thought it was yours.

What about home owner's insurance?

does he have a local nikan certified shop around? they might be able to help. might just need an adjustment and.or something reset.

lesson learned here is to use a neck/wrist strap on expensive cameras.
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Ah, thought it was yours.

What about home owner's insurance?

does he have a local nikan certified shop around? they might be able to help. might just need an adjustment and.or something reset.

lesson learned here is to use a neck/wrist strap on expensive cameras.
i bought it at J&R for him. will bring it back there and see what they can do, if not, will have to send it to Nikon.

his neck strap was on apparently, but somehow, while he was viewing pics, he just slipped it... weird.
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i bought it at J&R for him. will bring it back there and see what they can do, if not, will have to send it to Nikon.

his neck strap was on apparently, but somehow, while he was viewing pics, he just slipped it... weird.
Yep, let them take a look at it first and see how much it will cost to fix it. If their quote is something like over 70% of the original cost, you should weigh things out to just get a new one. for example if its more then 70% to fix it, how long is the fix guaranteed and what are the chances that it will now be a problematic camera.

as for slipping off the neck strap, get the CHOKE CHAIN kind.

I believe that broken cameras actually sell online, as people need parts and might even be able to fix it. though if you do see it that way, just make sure to list it outright as broken and all sales final - no returns to cover yourself.

or you could just keep it and then youd have a second set of very expensive accessories.
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Yep, let them take a look at it first and see how much it will cost to fix it. If their quote is something like over 70% of the original cost, you should weigh things out to just get a new one. for example if its more then 70% to fix it, how long is the fix guaranteed and what are the chances that it will now be a problematic camera.

as for slipping off the neck strap, get the CHOKE CHAIN kind.

I believe that broken cameras actually sell online, as people need parts and might even be able to fix it. though if you do see it that way, just make sure to list it outright as broken and all sales final - no returns to cover yourself.

or you could just keep it and then youd have a second set of very expensive accessories.
hmm.. if cost is maybe a quarter of the price we paid ($498 after tax :/), then i guess it's okay. if it's more, then we'll just get another one from newegg for $430 shipped without tax and get an extended warranty.

how much do they do on ebay? i know the lens is ~$100 msrp.
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hmm.. if cost is maybe a quarter of the price we paid ($498 after tax :/), then i guess it's okay. if it's more, then we'll just get another one from newegg for $430 shipped without tax and get an extended warranty.

how much do they do on ebay? i know the lens is ~$100 msrp.
Im not real sure about the parts prices on 3bay. although you can most certainly part it out and sell the pieces on there. would probably recoup at least 50% to 75%, if not more.
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Im not real sure about the parts prices on 3bay. although you can most certainly part it out and sell the pieces on there. would probably recoup at least 50% to 75%, if not more.
hehe i was lucky enough to get a brand new replacement.

Big Grin the employee didn't know what he was doing. he looked confused lmao.

so he just packed it up and gave me a brand new one. Big Grin
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