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Custard on my face??
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  Ok guys,

                  You know the old saying pride comes before a fall,  all those "Grey market" deals that I was so happy with,  can you guess??

  You got it my D500 has died, well sort of.......last night I put in the new FW and everything went well, this morning charged and ready to go I was shooting a flock of flamingos, then I went to chimp....and

 

  the rear screen is dead! 

 

        At least it's a mass of lines all jumbled and unusable, the camera still functions and takes pictures....but you know....like it's useless!

 Wowcamera give a one year guarantee but it would have to go back to Asia or wherever it needs to go, a friends Sigma Port took 16 weeks before he got it back!! (it also got lost)

 So I rung Nikon UK just to see what they had to say, I told them it was grey market and of course they said there was no guarantee, I asked if they would repair it and they said, "Yes but you have to pay!"

 Anyway I'm fairly sure it's the video card driver circuitry and I would be surprised if this circuitry was not on the main board. You can still see chopped up sections of the menu so before the VCD, all functions fine.

   I told the guy what I thought and asked in a worst case scenario what would the cost of a new complete board, the guy finally agreed to ask the service manager what the cost would be for a new board. he took my email details and said he would ask and send me an email assap.

 A couple of hours later I got the mail and the quoted price was around £320 ex postage. The dilemma is, do I send the camera back to Asia to be serviced and risk being mucked about or losing the camera mysteriously in between locations etc. or,  do I cough up the "money" and get my camera in two or three weeks.  

   I was quickly looking on line at official market D500s, they are over €2100 approx. Grey market versions are now €1,550...frankly there's something dodgy going on. So you pays your money and you take the risk.....or not.

  I knew what risks I was taking so think I'm going to pay the repair at least it's guaranteed.......

 

 

    Now you can all laugh and say I told you so!

 

   PS. The FW update and the screen fault were probably unconnected! 

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Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-27-2017, 03:49 PM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 06-27-2017, 03:53 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-27-2017, 04:40 PM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 06-27-2017, 05:41 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-27-2017, 06:51 PM
Custard on my face?? - by toni-a - 06-27-2017, 08:54 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-27-2017, 09:33 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-30-2017, 07:36 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 06-30-2017, 07:44 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-30-2017, 10:46 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 06-30-2017, 10:59 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-30-2017, 11:22 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 06-30-2017, 11:37 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 06-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 07-01-2017, 12:45 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-01-2017, 06:07 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 07-01-2017, 08:20 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-07-2017, 08:08 AM
Custard on my face?? - by toni-a - 07-07-2017, 05:08 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-07-2017, 08:08 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-11-2017, 02:10 PM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 07-13-2017, 10:15 PM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-14-2017, 04:39 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 07-14-2017, 06:48 AM
Custard on my face?? - by Brightcolours - 07-14-2017, 06:51 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-15-2017, 10:04 AM
Custard on my face?? - by JJ_SO - 07-15-2017, 10:20 AM
Custard on my face?? - by davidmanze - 07-18-2017, 09:05 AM

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