Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

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ThePapaDude
ThePapaDude New Member • Posts: 22
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

My trusty Nikon Coolpix N9900 has a jammed up lens mechanism. See photos. looks kinda wall eyed ? Have used it as a back-up to DSLR, coat pocket knock around camera and as a camping/hiking/boating expendable sorta camera. Really like it and would like to repair. Used ones on Ebay run from $200 to $400 on average, it looks like. Anyone else have a similar problem and how did they fix it

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Nikon Coolpix S9900
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ThePapaDude
OP ThePapaDude New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

Just checked Nikon's repair estimate on-line - $150.70.

WPMChan Senior Member • Posts: 1,542
Re: Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

ThePapaDude wrote:

Just checked Nikon's repair estimate on-line - $150.70.

If you like the camera, $150.70 is a good price to have the lens fixed.

The S9900 is one of the predecessors of the A1000. I understand why you like it so much.

I dropped and twisted the lens barrel of my Olympus C-5060 WZ a few years ago. The repair cost was many times higher.

ThePapaDude
OP ThePapaDude New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

Thank you ! Thinking i might send it to Nikon to have it fixed......unless there is a better repair facility. Any suggestions or advice ?

WPMChan Senior Member • Posts: 1,542
Re: Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?

ThePapaDude wrote:

Thank you ! Thinking i might send it to Nikon to have it fixed......unless there is a better repair facility. Any suggestions or advice ?

I am in NZ. Nikon Services in NZ is increditably expensive. They quoted me NZ$100, about US$70, to replace the broken battery door of my Coolpix A.

I don't know if you can find a better repair facility at where you are. A $150.70 repair of your lens by Nikon Services sounds like a very good deal to me.

ThePapaDude
OP ThePapaDude New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Nikon Coolpix S9900 Lens issues - repair or not ?
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Have visited New Zealand - loved it, especially the Maori. Thanks again. In USA.... would recommend Authorized Photo Service in Illinois. 847-966-4091.  Authorized Photo Service, Inc.

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