RE: Spring Clip Latch Nikon D200
I am new to changing focusing screens in cameras. I watched the videos and thought it would be a simple task. The first time things went well. But alas the second time was rather disastrous. I did not use tweezers to pull out the spring clip, but rather attempted it with a small precision screw driver. The result was I broke the tiny spring clip latch that holds the metal spring in place. I heard someone else did exactly the same... Could someone give me advice on how much this repair would approximately cost?
I have no idea, but would suggest that you call Nikon Repair or an independent service such as APS and ask. It could well cost more than the body is worth.
Just ask Nikon and they'll let you know.
You may also ask Thom Hogan, he knows the answer :
From memory $350 to $400 (you're not the first one by a mile who has reported this experience, unfortunately ).
Thierry - posted as regular forum member
Thank you for your reply...
The fact that others have made the same error makes me feel just a little better about the whole thing... so thank you for that!
Yes, an expensive error! but will probably have to get it repaired as I want to keep the body for a spare.
I am more than a little miffed - but a great learning curve! No more jewelers screw drivers - tweezers only from now on in!