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Dropped Nikon D3400

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Last weekend my Nikon D3400 and stock 18-55mm lens fell while I was preparing to to put it in my bag onto concrete. After kicking myself for a few minutes, I picked it up. The lens seems fine with no visible damage or focus issues. The info button on the lower left corner of the camera is stuck, which means I can't change any options or use any other buttons. The camera still takes pictures however.

Short of sending it back to Nikon for repair, does anybody have any ideas to unstick the button? TIA.

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Short of disassembly and manually pulling the button out I am not sure what to tell you. I have seen people sometimes super glue something to a button like this to manually pull it but that has the potential for more damage. I am guessing this should be a simple fix for Nikon and not cost a lot if it's just a quick disassemble, get the button working, basic check over and reassemble.
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No hints on fixing it, but if you have to replace it, I strongly suggest that you go to a 18-140mm lens or something similar.

I moved to one a couple of years ago and it was SOOOOO nice not to have to switch lenses all the time. (My camera had come with a 18-55 and I had picked up a 55-200 on the cheap for anything with a little zoom to it. Switching back and forth was always a pain.)
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No hints on fixing it, but if you have to replace it, I strongly suggest that you go to a 18-140mm lens or something similar.

I moved to one a couple of years ago and it was SOOOOO nice not to have to switch lenses all the time. (My camera had come with a 18-55 and I had picked up a 55-200 on the cheap for anything with a little zoom to it. Switching back and forth was always a pain.)
Only if he can deal with the speed. Thats a bit slow for my liking.
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Only if he can deal with the speed. Thats a bit slow for my liking.

Maybe I am slow, but it would appear they have the same specs.

f/3.5-5.6G
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Nikon quoted me $199 to repair just the camera. That would include testing and repair of any other damages. I paid around $500 for the camera and 2 lenses. I don't want to just get a new camera, though. I've gotten quite comfortable with this one.

I've tried a few tricks I found through Google searches, but nothing has helped so far.
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Nikon quoted me $199 to repair just the camera. That would include testing and repair of any other damages. I paid around $500 for the camera and 2 lenses. I don't want to just get a new camera, though. I've gotten quite comfortable with this one.

I've tried a few tricks I found through Google searches, but nothing has helped so far.
Do you have a local camera shop you can trust? I would bet that's a high quote for repair from Nikon. It's super hard for them to say without actually seeing it and having it in their hands.

Nikon should also give you the option to not repair once they get it. If it was $200-300 i would be looking at something newer personally.
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Not the same model, but may be useful on disassembly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzCjDyrx4Qo

If it is just a stuck button, should be simple enough to take off a bunch of screws to remove the back, free up the button and put the thing back together again.

It is not worth repairing at a $200 cost imo as others have also noted. Try to fix it yourself, take to a local shop and see what they quote you or sell as is and use the money towards a new model. My 2 cents.
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