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Old Jul 22, 2010, 9:44 PM   #1
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Default A very cheap Nikon D80

Here's the Nikon D80 I picked up, which cost me the equivalent of about $80 USD. It works, you can take images. (just)


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Mirror up:




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Can you spot anything that's wrong with it??
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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Um No Lens? LOL
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 7:19 AM   #3
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If you put a lens on it, will it work??
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If the mirror is up, you should see the sensor, not the shutter. I'm guessing you have a shutter problem.
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If the mirror is up, you should see the sensor, not the shutter. I'm guessing you have a shutter problem.
Here is a photo of the sensor, mirror up, shutter open!!!

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pair of hemostats could do the trick?
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Here is a photo of the sensor, mirror up, shutter open!!!

You can still see parts of the shutter, which I have never seen on any of my cameras with the mirror up. So does the camera work or not??
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am i being to obvious in saying that theres part of the shutter blocking the sensor so it will work but but there will be a big black mark on the bottom of every pic
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am i being to obvious in saying that theres part of the shutter blocking the sensor so it will work but but there will be a big black mark on the bottom of every pic
Yes, that a bit of broken shutter!! (actually, the black shadow is at the top of each shot)
It takes the shot, but the mirror locks up, and you have to turn it off to reset it.

Here's the solution:

New shutter which has to be installed it, meaning a major disassembly job!!!

Back off, exposing the sensor:


All the bits everywhere. You need to organise your parts, otherwise you don't know what went where!!!




The old shutter and the new:


The finished job:

One interesting point. Even when you change the shutter, the shutter count doesn't reset. It still reads around 5300 shutter activations in the EXIF.
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how much the new shutter set you back?

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