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Penny S.

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any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not going
to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only $349 much
better "stuff".

Penny S
 
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Shaun Bell

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
dropped.
> For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
the
> one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".

If it's got video out like the 990, you could use it as a remotes security camera. I know the
feeling, my Nikon blew up a couple of weeks ago. Lucky for me, Nikon Canada is very customer
orientated. Even though it was a year past warranty, they fixed it for free. While in the shop I had
them do a firmware upgrade and put a 14NEF shot buffer in. No more waiting for that 6 shot buffer,
maybe I'll finally retire the F5.

Shaun Bell
 
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Slacker

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
> $349 much better "stuff".
>
> Penny S

Why don't you do what I did with all my bongs and associated paraphernalia when I quit at the old
age of 13....take it out to the street and use it for bunny hopping practice.

--
Slacker
 
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Penny S.

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Shaun Bell wrote:
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
>> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
>> $349 much better "stuff".
>
> If it's got video out like the 990, you could use it as a remotes security camera. I know the
> feeling, my Nikon blew up a couple of weeks ago. Lucky for me, Nikon Canada is very customer
> orientated. Even though it was a year past warranty, they fixed it for free. While in the shop I
> had them do a firmware upgrade and put a 14NEF shot buffer in. No more waiting for that 6 shot
> buffer, maybe I'll finally retire the F5.
>
> Shaun Bell
nope, no video. ( coolpix 800) Sounds like maybe I should move to Canada, even tho it's 2.5
years old.

penny
 
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Baxter

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
dropped.
> For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
the
> one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
>
> Penny S

Do not repair it at that cost! I just bought my parents a CoolPix 2500
(2.1MP, 2x Optical, 3x Digital zoom) for $194 out the door at Bestbuy. Nikon has discontinued that
model and replaced it w/another for the $299 price range and they were (maybe ARE) blowing them
out. Due to Nikon's optics, it's pictures look much more like a 4MP camera. Nikon's lens are
fantastic and what I've noticed in some other brands is they emphasise the pixel count and skimp
on the lens. If the lens isin't accurate, all the MP's do is give you great detail of a blurry
shot. Just my $ .02.

Greg
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Penny S. <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
dropped.
> For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
the
> one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
>
> Penny S

Uhhhmm, send it to me?

',;~}~

Shaun aRe - Seriously!
 
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Simon

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
| any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
dropped.
| For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
the
| one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
|
| Penny S
|
|

See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home contents insurance (or usa
equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental damage and have the insurance company fix it.

Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was stolen or lost from baggage.
Get a new one from the insurabce company.

Just my ideas

Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above
 
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Chris Phillipo

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] designs.nospam.co.uk says...
>
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> | any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
> dropped.
> | For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
> the
> | one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
> |
> | Penny S
> |
> |
>
> See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home contents insurance (or usa
> equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental damage and have the insurance company fix it.
>
> Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was stolen or lost from baggage.
> Get a new one from the insurabce company.
>
> Just my ideas
>
> Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above
>
>
>

I would imagine the deductible is around that price anyway but if it was purchased with a credit
card, some card companies do offer automatic insurance on purchases (I don't know about 2.5
years though).
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Shaun Rimmer

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Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> | any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
> dropped.
> | For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
> the
> | one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
> |
> | Penny S
> |
> |
>
> See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home contents insurance (or usa
> equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental damage and have the insurance company fix it.
>
> Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was
stolen
> or lost from baggage. Get a new one from the insurabce company.
>
> Just my (criminal) ideas
>
> Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above

Errrrmm, or fix it?

Duh!

Shaun aRe
 
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Simon

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"Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
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| Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
| news:[email protected]...
| >
| > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
| > news:[email protected]...
| > | any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
| > dropped.
| > | For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom
and
| > the
| > | one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
| > |
| > | Penny S
| > |
| > |
| >
| > See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home contents insurance (or usa
| > equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental
damage
| > and have the insurance company fix it.
| >
| > Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was
| stolen
| > or lost from baggage. Get a new one from the insurabce company.
| >
| > Just my (criminal) ideas
| >
| > Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above
|
| Errrrmm, or fix it?
|
| Duh!
|
|
| Shaun aRe
|
Lol at the Duh!

I think Penny's point was that it is not financially viable to fix it.

Simon
 
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Penny S.

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Simon wrote:
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
>> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
>> $349 much better "stuff".
>>
>> Penny S
>>
>>
>
> See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home contents insurance (or usa
> equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental damage and have the insurance company fix it.
>
> Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was stolen or lost from baggage.
> Get a new one from the insurabce company.
>
> Just my ideas
>
> Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above

500 deductible, sorry.
 
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Penny S.

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Shaun Rimmer wrote:
> Penny S. <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
>> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
>> $349 much better "stuff".
>>
>> Penny S
>
> Uhhhmm, send it to me?
>

I suppose who ever wants it can have it for the cost of the repair?

penny
 
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Cinder Girl

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
dropped.
> For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and
the
> one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
>
> Penny S
>
>

Smoke lots of Marlboros. Save the miles. Get new camera!

~CG works for me
 
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Spider

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
> $349 much better "stuff".

Well, I could take a crack at repairing it - I have had some success in the past with small
electronic items.

If you don't mind the fact that by opening it up, it pretty much blows any chance of attempts at
warranty repair, or you actually getting back a working camera, then I'm game to give it a go.

Here's the deal, in short:

You give the camera to me. If I can fix it without any real cash out of pocket (oh, less than $5,
say), then I'll send you the thing back.

Whaddya say? E-mail me.

Spider
 
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Penny S.

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Spider wrote:
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:<[email protected]>...
>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
>> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
>> $349 much better "stuff".
>
> Well, I could take a crack at repairing it - I have had some success in the past with small
> electronic items.
>
> If you don't mind the fact that by opening it up, it pretty much blows any chance of attempts at
> warranty repair, or you actually getting back a working camera, then I'm game to give it a go.
>
> Here's the deal, in short:
>
> You give the camera to me. If I can fix it without any real cash out of pocket (oh, less than $5,
> say), then I'll send you the thing back.
>
> Whaddya say? E-mail me.
>
> Spider

hhmmmm I don't know. What do you guys think? should I let him have at it? I still haven't gotten it
back from the camera shop who sent it off for the estimate. And they don't tell you what's really
wrong with it until after they fix it.

Penny
 
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Westie

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Spider wrote:
> > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:<[email protected]>...
> >> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
> >> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
> >> $349 much better "stuff".
> >
> > Well, I could take a crack at repairing it - I have had some success in the past with small
> > electronic items.
> >
> > If you don't mind the fact that by opening it up, it pretty much blows any chance of attempts at
> > warranty repair, or you actually getting back a working camera, then I'm game to give it a go.
> >
> > Here's the deal, in short:
> >
> > You give the camera to me. If I can fix it without any real cash out of pocket (oh, less than
> > $5, say), then I'll send you the thing back.
> >
> > Whaddya say? E-mail me.
> >
> > Spider
>
> hhmmmm I don't know. What do you guys think? should I let him have at it? I still haven't gotten
> it back from the camera shop who sent it off for
the
> estimate. And they don't tell you what's really wrong with it until after they fix it.
>
> Penny
>

Why not? What've you got to lose? You've got a dead camera that can't be fixed (economically), or
you've got a camera that cost next to nothing to fix, or you've got no camera that cost a bit more
to fix and Spider is smiling. I'm looking at upgrading and replacing my two year old 1.3Megapixel
Sony DSP 30 (or something) and I'm wondering what to do with it too. It's in perfect condition but
all the same it's worth (relatively) next to nothing . I reckon that I could get no more than about
$100 for it secondhand around here.
--
Westie --"Life is what happens while you're planning to do other things"--
 
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Penny S.

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Westie wrote:
> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> Spider wrote:
>>> "Penny S." <[email protected]lidcet.com> wrote in message
>>> news:<[email protected]>...
>>>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am not
>>>> going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is only
>>>> $349 much better "stuff".
>>>
>>> Well, I could take a crack at repairing it - I have had some success in the past with small
>>> electronic items.
>>>
>>> If you don't mind the fact that by opening it up, it pretty much blows any chance of attempts at
>>> warranty repair, or you actually getting back a working camera, then I'm game to give it a go.
>>>
>>> Here's the deal, in short:
>>>
>>> You give the camera to me. If I can fix it without any real cash out of pocket (oh, less than
>>> $5, say), then I'll send you the thing back.
>>>
>>> Whaddya say? E-mail me.
>>>
>>> Spider
>>
>> hhmmmm I don't know. What do you guys think? should I let him have at it? I still haven't gotten
>> it back from the camera shop who sent it off for the estimate. And they don't tell you what's
>> really wrong with it until after they fix it.
>>
>> Penny
>>
>
> Why not? What've you got to lose? You've got a dead camera that can't be fixed (economically), or
> you've got a camera that cost next to nothing to fix, or you've got no camera that cost a bit more
> to fix and Spider is smiling. I'm looking at upgrading and replacing my two year old 1.3Megapixel
> Sony DSP 30 (or something) and I'm wondering what to do with it too. It's in perfect condition but
> all the same it's worth (relatively) next to nothing . I reckon that I could get no more than
> about $100 for it secondhand around here.

I"ve already eamiled him, at least it didn't bounce back If he can get it working then I can donate
it to my son's scout troop maybe.

(spider did you get that mail?)

Penny
 
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Spider

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"Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> Westie wrote:
> > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]...
> >> Spider wrote:
> >>> "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >>> news:<[email protected]>...
> >>>> any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got dropped. For $230 I am
> >>>> not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom and the one I want to replace it with is
> >>>> only $349 much better "stuff".
> >>>
> >>> Well, I could take a crack at repairing it - I have had some success in the past with small
> >>> electronic items.
> >>>
> >>> If you don't mind the fact that by opening it up, it pretty much blows any chance of
> >>> attempts at warranty repair, or you actually getting back a working camera, then I'm game to
> >>> give it a go.
> >>>
> >>> Here's the deal, in short:
> >>>
> >>> You give the camera to me. If I can fix it without any real cash out of pocket (oh, less than
> >>> $5, say), then I'll send you the thing back.
> >>>
> >>> Whaddya say? E-mail me.
> >>>
> >>> Spider
> >>
> >> hhmmmm I don't know. What do you guys think? should I let him have at it? I still haven't
> >> gotten it back from the camera shop who sent it off for the estimate. And they don't tell you
> >> what's really wrong with it until after they fix it.
> >>
> >> Penny
> >>
> >
> > Why not? What've you got to lose? You've got a dead camera that can't be fixed (economically),
> > or you've got a camera that cost next to nothing to fix, or you've got no camera that cost a bit
> > more to fix and Spider is smiling. I'm looking at upgrading and replacing my two year old
> > 1.3Megapixel Sony DSP 30 (or something) and I'm wondering what to do with it too. It's in
> > perfect condition but all the same it's worth (relatively) next to nothing . I reckon that I
> > could get no more than about $100 for it secondhand around here.
>
> I"ve already eamiled him, at least it didn't bounce back If he can get it working then I can
> donate it to my son's scout troop maybe.
>
> (spider did you get that mail?)

I got a truncated e-mail - could you please re-send? Thanks,

Spider
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> |
> | Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
> | news:[email protected]...
> | >
> | > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> | > news:[email protected]...
> | > | any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that got
> | > dropped.
> | > | For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X zoom
> and
> | > the
> | > | one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
> | > |
> | > | Penny S
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | > See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home
contents
> | > insurance (or usa equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental
> damage
> | > and have the insurance company fix it.
> | >
> | > Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was
> | stolen
> | > or lost from baggage. Get a new one from the insurabce company.
> | >
> | > Just my (criminal) ideas
> | >
> | > Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above
> |
> | Errrrmm, or fix it?
> |
> | Duh!
> |
> |
> | Shaun aRe
> |
> Lol at the Duh!
>
> I think Penny's point was that it is not financially viable to fix it.

Nah - 'to get it fixed' would be costly. To 'fix it' may well not be ',;~}~

Shaun aRe
 
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Simon

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"Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
|
| Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
| news:eek:[email protected]...
| >
| > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
| > news:[email protected]...
| > |
| > | Simon <[email protected]> wrote in message
| > | news:[email protected]...
| > | >
| > | > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
| > | > news:[email protected]...
| > | > | any one have any ideas on what to do with my Nikon coolpix that
got
| > | > dropped.
| > | > | For $230 I am not going to repair it. It's 2.1 megapixels, 2X
zoom
| > and
| > | > the
| > | > | one I want to replace it with is only $349 much better "stuff".
| > | > |
| > | > | Penny S
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | > See if you can have it insured as a seperate item on your home
| contents
| > | > insurance (or usa equivalent). Then simply report it as accidental
| > damage
| > | > and have the insurance company fix it.
| > | >
| > | > Either that or keep it till you next go on vacation and claim it was
| > | stolen
| > | > or lost from baggage. Get a new one from the insurabce company.
| > | >
| > | > Just my (criminal) ideas
| > | >
| > | > Simon.....or send it to shaun and he can do one of the above
| > |
| > | Errrrmm, or fix it?
| > |
| > | Duh!
| > |
| > |
| > | Shaun aRe
| > |
| > Lol at the Duh!
| >
| > I think Penny's point was that it is not financially viable to fix it.
|
| Nah - 'to get it fixed' would be costly. To 'fix it' may well not be
',;~}~
|
|
| Shaun aRe
|
Ohhhhhhhh I see!

Simon.......stupid is as stupid does!
 
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