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  1. #21
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    Can't see line on monitor at work...

    I just noticed that I can't see the trailing line in the posted image in this thread on the cheap 17" Dell CRT monitor I use at work. As I mentioned it's very clear on my 24" iMac screen (even when viewed online), and on the 1.8" D70 LCD screen. Must be a CRT vs. LCD thing.
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  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvicisso View Post
    I got my D70 back from Nikon repair and tcadwall - you were right! They did refurbish a bunch of extra stuff. New shutter, aperture(?), sensor cleaning, etc. In fact, they did $200 worth of extra stuff - but charged me for it! That wouldn't be so bad - if they would have fixed the original problem!

    Yep, still a flaming red dot with trailing line and no mention of it in the invoice. I called tech support and the guy pulled up my original packing list, the invoice, and the notes from the last phone conversation I had with them, and said, 'Yep. Looks like we goofed.' He emailed me a shipping label, and I'm sending it back. I don't know what that means yet - I wonder if I'll be billed for the new repair on top of the old repairs? Remember, this thing is not under warranty.

    Not being a whiner - I know that mistakes happen, and in fact the last Nikon customer service guy I spoke to was very nice and helpful (the first one was a bit of a tool however). I guess I'm most upset that I've got to go without the D70 again. Whenever I don't have it, I start thinking of other cameras... Is that like cheating?!
    This happened to me with my D50, I had problems with the sensor and when I got it back, they had never even cleaned the sensor or the problem, so I called them, they apologized, emailed me the prepaid UPS label and said they would fix it free of charge. So, Since youve already paid for the repairs, I dont see why you would have to pay AGAIN now, they goofed, which they admitted too, and will rectify it!
    Jason

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    totally with Jcon. I would insist that they cover this one. Since they fixed things you didn't specify, but didn't fix the real problem... And caused you the inconvenience of not having your camera again. Even IF it is out of warranty, good customer service practice would result in some type of compensation, and billing you for yet another repair would NOT be good compensation.

    FWIW - sorry that you had to go through this.
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  4. #24
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    GREAT Nikon customer service

    Quote Originally Posted by tcadwall View Post
    totally with Jcon. I would insist that they cover this one. Since they fixed things you didn't specify, but didn't fix the real problem... And caused you the inconvenience of not having your camera again. Even IF it is out of warranty, good customer service practice would result in some type of compensation, and billing you for yet another repair would NOT be good compensation.

    FWIW - sorry that you had to go through this.
    Hey - you guys were right!! I sent the D70 back to Nikon with a letter explaining that I was not satisfied with their repair. Although it took a while (I'm not complaining ), it arrived the other day and they didn't charge me a dime for the additional repairs! Remember - this thing is NOT under warranty, so they totally ate the cost on that one. And not only that, the reason it took so long was that they didn't FIX the CCD - they REPLACED it! Plus some work on the AF system, CLA and the previous repairs (shutter and aperture - repaired by mistake), this thing is essentially completely refurbished! Su-weet!

    Anyway, just wanted to give Nikon some kudos for coming through with some great customer service. They goofed (who hasn't?). They admitted it. They fixed it. Customer is happy. What more can you ask for?

    Class act. Well done, Nikon. You earned some points back with me.
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  5. #25
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    Wow, that's fantastic! I'm glad it all worked out. It's nice to know good service does still exist at times
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    Excellent! It gives a used camera all the snazziness of something brand spankin' new, eh? I always like customer service that's meticulous and willing to spend some time over something that's not really making the company any cash, but makes the customer happy.
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  7. #27
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    Camera now thinks it's a D70s

    I just noticed something strange. The EXIF info from the camera now says 'D70s' and the software version is 1.00. So, it seems they loaded it up with the D70s firmware (I had previously - before repair - with the D70 ver. 2.00 firmware). I know that these are essentially the same cameras except for the larger 2.0" LCD and remote cable release of the D70s, but still... strange, isn't it?

    Has this happened to anyone else - or has anyone heard of it before?
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  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvicisso View Post
    I just noticed something strange. The EXIF info from the camera now says 'D70s' and the software version is 1.00. So, it seems they loaded it up with the D70s firmware (I had previously - before repair - with the D70 ver. 2.00 firmware). I know that these are essentially the same cameras except for the larger 2.0" LCD and remote cable release of the D70s, but still... strange, isn't it?

    Has this happened to anyone else - or has anyone heard of it before?
    My guess is that they put in a new main board that is actually a D70s board.
    so the only difference between your camera and a D70s is now the 1.8" LCD.
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  9. #29
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    Good for you, cv! Now you can use your D70s as an asset and get a new Nikon or Olympus now! You gotta hold up your end of the bargain

    Seriously, though. There are some ridiculous deals out there now. You can get $100-200 off most Olympus lenses and bodies now. Even after saving $100 on my E-510, they lowered the price by $100 again, not a week after I got mine (B&H has no price protection policy, unfortunately), and now offering $200 off on the 12-60/2.8-4 lens again just after I got it on sale. All told, someone buying now can save $400+ easily on a body + lens compared to a month ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e_dawg View Post
    Good for you, cv! Now you can use your D70s as an asset and get a new Nikon or Olympus now! You gotta hold up your end of the bargain
    You know, now that you mention it, I have been seriously contemplating that! I really liked the idea behind the E-330 when it first came out, but thought (correctly, apparently) that it was very overpriced. I think having a choice between the two live-view modes (with an articulating LCD) is a great feature, and the E-330 is (still) the only dslr that offers that kind of flexibility. They're selling brand-spanking-new E-330 bodies for $330 now! That's incredible. And incredibly tempting... The E-330 is two years newer (going by announcement date) than the D70, and seems (from the reviews) right about on-par with it in the image-quality (including high-ISO) department. Grabbing an E-330 for $330 today wouldn't give me image stabilization or the weather-sealed body that I desperately lust after... but it would allow me to build up a 4/3 lens collection and learn the Olympus system while the E-3 prices drop. I know that I could make a few clams off of my now fully-refurbished D70 (or D70s?). I really, really want a weather-sealed body+lens, and so far no one has convinced me that I'll be able to get there by sticking with the Nikon system. Hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by e_dawg View Post
    Seriously, though. There are some ridiculous deals out there now. You can get $100-200 off most Olympus lenses and bodies now. Even after saving $100 on my E-510, they lowered the price by $100 again, not a week after I got mine (B&H has no price protection policy, unfortunately), and now offering $200 off on the 12-60/2.8-4 lens again just after I got it on sale. All told, someone buying now can save $400+ easily on a body + lens compared to a month ago.
    What's the best deal right now on that 12-60 SWD lens?
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