Having problems with your Nikon D60 Digital Camera ?

I have a Nikon DC 60, the flash "pops" up but does

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My\015\012 D60 flash problem was that the flash would pop up, but would not flash.\015\012 The release lever would keep "clicking"...it did no know that the flash\015\012 was up. Since I was told that the min cost of sending it to Nikon for \015\012repair was $250, I downloaded a repair/service manual for the D60 from http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/9029672-nikon-d60-service-repair-manual ($8.99)
\015\012This manual gives a step by step assembly and disassembly of the camera.
\015\012I actually lucked up and fixed my problem...
\015\012Problem Descripton/Solution (short version):
\015\012There was a tiny plastic collar at the flash hinge that got pushed back \015\012into the camera. This collar served to close a couple of contacts. I \015\012stuck a home made wire/double hook tool into the hinge clearance hole \015\012and pulled the collar out and snapped it back into place.
\015\012Problem Description/Solution (LONG version)
\015\012WARNINGS (based on experience)
\015\0121. Yes, the flash will still shock the **** out of you..even with the battery out. You will smell burnt hair/flesh.
\015\0122. Be careful of the tiny contact leaf springs. They are hard to bend back into the correct position.
\015\0123. The #00 screws are easy to strip out. Apply firm pressure, turn slowly, and make sure screw driver is aligned properly.
\015\0124. Proceed at own risk (to camera). Make sure your warranty really has \015\012run out. There are many ways to make things worse. You can back out now \015\012and buy an external flash.
\015\012All I had to take apart however was the top cover of the flash (two tiny\015\012 screws on underside of the flash #00 philips head). I found that there \015\012are two tiny copper or gold "leaf spring" contacts that have to close to\015\012 send a signal that the flash is up. These are located at the hinge \015\012where the flash wiring runs into a clearance hole into the camera (hole \015\012is a center of rotation of the flash). There is a small plasitc collar \015\012that fits into this clearance hole from inside the flash/camera base and\015\012 through the flash housing at the pivot point and snaps into place via 2\015\012 plastic hooks or tabs (download/see repair manual). This collar serves \015\012to secure the flash housing to the base but also has a tiny pin sticking\015\012 out that catches one of the contact leaf springs and closes the \015\012circuit. The problem is that this collar got knocked out of place and \015\012pushed back into the camera. I made a home made wire/double hook tool \015\012out of 22 gauge wire (see attached picture) and worked it into the \015\012clearance hole by pinching the hooks together and working it in. Go in \015\012above the flash wires (top of hole) since the wire path goes downward \015\012into the camera. With some work and luck I was able to hook the edge of \015\012the collar and pull it back out and snap it back in place.
\015\012I then put the flash cover back on and everything still seems to work.
\015\012My Hook Tool....

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