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I Am Nikon Repair Service : I Am the One Who Repaired My Nikon D800!

By Artborghi @artborghi

Nikon service returned me my broken D800, the verdict being “Total loss: water infiltration or condensation caused oxidation in the camera circuitry: the camera cannot be repaired” (although still under warranty). I could not accept it: I asked around what to do against oxidation on circuitry boards. This is what I did:

1) I unscrewed the D800 plastic covers

2) I localized the oxidized areas on the main boards.

3) I unplugged the oxidized contact wires with eyebrow tweezers

4) With a 12.70 € fiberglass brush (ECOBRA 760 300 Made in Germany) I removed the oxidation from contacts, plates and boards (see pictures below and compare to these ones)

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5) With ethanol 70% I cleaned the parts I touched to remove fingerprints and oxide powder

6) I closed back the camera body, turned the camera on and …

… it worked again! With 12.70 € I saved my mostly beloved 2700 € equipment. Below the first picture series shot with Niki, showing the three phases of these terrible days.

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   Overwhelming issue   Sitting on pins and needles   Finally unthorned!

 
Click on each picture to enjoy the clarity of my 16-35 mm f/4 on Niki, my reborn Nikon D800


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