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Old Jun 12, 2010, 2:57 PM   #1
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if someone could get a d50 with a bad shutter for 15.00 could it be changed out with a new or a used one for cheap by someone that is handy with small tools....does it take special tools??....how much for a new shutter now that these are old cameras
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 3:32 PM   #2
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If you had access to the parts, use of a clean room, and a few years experience working on cameras, I'd say go for it.
Best bet would be to get an estimate from a reputable camera repair store.

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if someone could get a d50 with a bad shutter for 15.00 could it be changed out with a new or a used one for cheap by someone that is handy with small tools....does it take special tools??....how much for a new shutter now that these are old cameras
From what I understand, it costs $200-$250 to replace a shutter. I don't know that it is an easy task for someone with no repair experience to do. Considering you can get a used d50 for about $50-$70 more that is fully functioning, i don't think it's worth the time, effort or cost to try to do it yourself. You also have to consider that if the shutter has failed, the camera likely is well used, and may have other problems in addition to the shutter.
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Precision may do it for less. It looks like there is a standard $130.95 quote for fixing a D50 from them, so they're probably just doing flat rate repairs now, regardless of what's wrong.

They used to have more questions for the quotes, with different pricing based on your answers, but I don't see that with their current cost estimator.

http://www.precisioncamera.com/

I'd call them to make sure though (letting them know the shutter will need replacing) and see what they tell you.
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