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Old Oct 12, 2002, 5:22 PM   #1
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Default Coolpix 950 focus clicking

I gave my "old" Coolpoix 950 to my daughter, who loves it, but now tells me it won't focus and it's clicking and grinding. Is this always a Nikon repair problem? If so, how much does it cost to fix?

I bought this camera the day it hit the street. It has served me well. Is it really dead?
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Old Oct 22, 2002, 2:11 PM   #2
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You have to send it back to Nikon for repair. You daughter must have dropped it or banged it hard. The focusing mechanism "fell off its track" thus when it tries to focus the lens won't move.

As for repair cost, don't exactly know, but I remember reading some where that it was "under $200". Maybe $175?
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Old Oct 22, 2002, 5:03 PM   #3
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Thanks. It's back at Nikon for repair. We were quoted $203. You can almost buy a new camera of similar quality for that price nowadays!
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Old Oct 22, 2002, 6:07 PM   #4
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yes but not a good old NIKON !
Maybe that kind of camera is too fragile for your daughter ?
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 5:43 PM   #5
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I had that happen to my 990 and it was repaired under warranty for nothing. You might want to double check warranty time.

just a thought
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 10:03 PM   #6
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I have sent my old 950 back 3 times for the same lens replacement. I just love the camera and haven't had the desire to replace it other then adding a D100 to my collection. The 950 and it's sister cameras are great. I too paid about $200 for the repair. Nikon was selling refurb units on their website for a short period of time and the cost was around the same as replacing the lens.

The last time, I dropped it on carpet and it started to click. I knew immediately what the problem was. It takes 7-10 days to get it back from them.
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