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« on: March 14, 2012, 12:09 »
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I have a Nikon 18-200 VR lens that just died. I see the electronic ribbon across the wide end of the lens that just appeared all-of-a-sudden and now won't focus. It was working fine yesterday and was not bumped. I'm very careful about my equipment at all times. The question I have, any recommendations on where to send it? I paid $800 for it several years ago and don't want to replace it unless I have to. Thanks for all your help in advance....jp


« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 13:56 »
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Nikon has service centers all over the world. There's probably one in your country (wherever you're located) so I recommend you contact them. Here's a list. http://imaging.nikon.com/worldwide/

« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 14:06 »
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I have the same lens and I'm also having problems with it. I also take very good care of it, never bumped or anything but out of the sudden I'm having focusing issues (just with that lens, so it's not the body).

I'm not too happy I spent that money on it in the first place. I should have saved up more $$$ to get a better one. Learned the hard way.

« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 14:59 »
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Nikon has service centers all over the world. There's probably one in your country (wherever you're located) so I recommend you contact them. Here's a list. http://imaging.nikon.com/worldwide/


Thanks Les..I'll give them a call...jp

« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 15:05 »
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I have the same lens and I'm also having problems with it. I also take very good care of it, never bumped or anything but out of the sudden I'm having focusing issues (just with that lens, so it's not the body).

I'm not too happy I spent that money on it in the first place. I should have saved up more $$$ to get a better one. Learned the hard way.

I don't know if it was just me, I never really felt that the VR was functioning properly after about 6 months but put it off and now that I can see the ribbon cable inside the lens, I have a feeling that it may have been loose or disconnected. I know what you mean about spending the money on this but it was all I could afford at the time...jp

« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 15:39 »
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... I know what you mean about spending the money on this but it was all I could afford at the time...jp
Same for me...  ;)

rinderart

« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 23:50 »
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Good reason to get a real lens. LOL

lagereek

« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 00:55 »
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Forget it!  its going to cost you more to have it repaired, get a new one or s/h, in a good condition.

btw/ cant see how the electronics can just die?  must be something else as well.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 00:57 by lagereek »

« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 08:45 »
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Forget it!  its going to cost you more to have it repaired, get a new one or s/h, in a good condition.

btw/ cant see how the electronics can just die?  must be something else as well.

There is a ribbon cable visible inside the end of the lens and can be seen when looking through the camera as well. It appears to have become "unplugged". I can manually focus, auto is definitely out. If the "cable" wasn't blocking the view it would still be useful. Thanks for your comments...jp


 

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