Having your camera broken can be a stressful thing and can cause anxiety just thinking about the costs. Depending on the problem, some cameras – digital or film cameras can be used without seeking out camera repair. If your camera is digital and has a lens issue or an operational issue that prevents you from using the camera for its intended purpose, you may need to consider the following:
v Contact the camera manufacturer
If you managed to purchase your camera with a warranty you may be in luck. Many companies offer a warranty for incidences where you may need camera repair in a short space of time. Depending on the duration of the warranty, you can contact the manufacturer, who may give you the opportunity to replace or repair your camera. An important thing to consider is not attempting to fix the camera yourself as this will make the warranty invalid. Having a warranty may not guarantee you camera repair as they will assess if the camera damage is due to the users misuse or if it was a production problem or issue. If the manufacturer does think or consider that you may have misused the camera for other than its intended use, you may be stuck with a broken camera regardless if you are within your warranty time frame. Service and support offered by some manufactures are Nikon Repair Service, and Canon Service.*
If you do end up in a situation where your warranty has expired or if your camera manufacturer has denied fixing your camera lens for free or at all you will have to outsource other options. Another option for you to go get your camera repaired would be:
v Calling a camera repair shop or a professional gadget repair shop.
This is your best option for those in a situation where your warranty has already expired. It is best to seek out professional help if you are not confident or trained in camera repair. You do not want to start fiddling with functions that you are not familiar with. Trying to fix the situation can end up costing you more as you may damage the camera even further. If you bought the camera at a third party camera shop and not directly from the manufacturer, you should take it in there for repairs. If you may have bought your camera outside of your current location, you can look up a local camera repair shop.*
Other options can include finding another camera shop that sells cameras of the same brand as the camera you own. They may be able to recommend or actually put you in touch with a professional that services camera repair and fixes their client cameras. A key thing to remember is making sure that whatever camera repair shop you visit must possess licensing or accreditation to sell and fix your camera brand. Some good repair shops that may be local to your area are the Geek Squad, available in store at Best Buy, and Radio Shack.
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