Having problems with your Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens ?

My son dropped my Nikon D40x, cracking a piece of the lens inside. It seem like a clean break; how can I fix it?


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Lenses are precision instruments and require specialist tools to fix. Have it repaired by a licensed technician. If it is the standard kit lens, just buy a new one. The repair costs may outway the price of a new one.
First, try it. If it still works, you're in luck. If not, well !!! Once a lens is broken, there isn't much that you can do, except replace it. Camera lenses are compound lenses, except on the smaller cameras. Compound lenses are stacked and glued sets of lenses, with specific distances between sets. If it is an expensive lens, get an estimete for a repair price. It might be cheaper to just replace it.
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My son dropped my Nikon D40x, cracking a piece of the lens inside. It seem like a clean break; how can I fix it?


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