The most common symptom of bent or broken pins is inability or difficulty in installing the Compact Flash memory card. In most cases, with proper lighting, you can remove the card and see into the slot. Every pin should be evenly spaced from its neighbors. If any are uneven, or if you can see the side of a pin, it is bent. From the inside of the camera, it looks like this:
If you have pins that are missing entirely, we'll replace those, too!
The camera should still turn on, and if it does not turn on with a fresh battery, we can still fix it, but not under this repair listing. You could contact us directly to inquire about repairs.
If this sounds like your problem, LeZot Camera Repair will restore your camera to its original condition. You spent your hard-earned money on that camera, so why just throw it away? If it has served you well until now, return the favor and get your D100 the LeZot treatment. The Nikon Factory's 'moderate' repair rate for this model is $200 plus shipping. Compare that with:
Our discounted Internet Special of $145.00, which includes:
- Repairing or replacing the bent pins or pin assembly, as needed
- Re-soldering of the internal connections
- General cleaning of the entire camera
- 90 day limited service warranty
Please note that cameras showing signs of tampering will incur additional charges.
Before shipping your camera, please examine your memory cards. We have found that the cards themselves are often damaged at the same time as the pins, and a damaged card could break your camera again! If there is any doubt, you can send the card too (please backup all images first), and we can often repair that as well - included in the discounted $145 price.
Turn-around time for this service is 3-4 weeks from when we receive your pre-paid repair to the time we ship it back UPS Ground. If you need a rush, let us know and we can negotiate a date and rush charge. PLEASE NOTE that business days are Monday-Saturday, LeZot Camera Repair is closed Sundays.
Upon purchase, ship camera to:
LeZot's Complete Camera Center
8016 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495
to have it back in my hands and functioning beautifully. I also want
to thank you for the photo of the damaged card you included. My card
did indeed have a gouge in it and little bits of plastic covering a
couple of the holes. I bought a new 4 gig card and will probably never
remove it from the camera.
Cynthia from California