Nikon to Fix D5000s That Won’t Turn On
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If you’re a D5000 owner and you’ve had a little problem where your new camera refuses to turn on sometimes, Nikon wants to fix it for you. Starting on July 23, Nikon will pay for you to ship your unit to a “special repair facility” for repair. Also from the press release: “To further minimize customer inconvenience, Nikon will return serviced cameras to customers promptly, employing (whenever possible) transportation that limits transit time to two days.” It’s a bit of a pain to have to send in a new camera, but it sounds like Nikon is on their game when it comes to handling the situation. They will be releasing a serial number checking utility on their website when the recall begins, so be sure to check the Nikon site with your camera in-hand to find out if you’re going to be handing over your new baby to the delivery man. If anyone goes through this process, please let us know how it goes for you.