Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a 4 1/2 year old Nikon 8800VR. It has always worked and except for being rather sluggish, has performed nicely. After a smallish bump, the lens seemed to get stuck - it tried to come out but just whirred until an "err" message came up (not lens err). My RepairTech warranty would still be in effect if Repairtect still existed but it does not seem to, and the only estimate I have is for $300. My question - is this reasonable, and given the age of the camera, is it worth it? And, is there an


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Most likely repairing it is not worth it unless you absolutely love it. Cameras are getting better everyday and this is a perfect chance to upgrade. You can try forcing the camera lens out and open by hand which may getting it working otherwise you will need to open it up and get to the gear assembly to try and find out what is out of alignment or what broke when you dropped it. Opening it up requires just a small screwdriver, but working on the inside can be very difficult with the small pieces but if you know someone that enjoys working on things like this, then give them a try if you plan on otherwise upgrading to a newer model. Let me know if you have any further questions.


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I have a 4 1/2 year old Nikon 8800VR. It has always worked and except for being rather sluggish, has performed nicely. After a smallish bump, the lens seemed to get stuck - it tried to come out but just whirred until an "err" message came up (not lens err). My RepairTech warranty would still be in effect if Repairtect still existed but it does not seem to, and the only estimate I have is for $300. My question - is this reasonable, and given the age of the camera, is it worth it? And, is there an


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