Fuji Digital Camera Repair?

  pj123 16:34 15 Aug 2003

Anyone know of a good repair service for digital cameras. I dropped my Fuji 6800 but Fuji want a fortune to repair it.

  Diemmess 16:50 15 Aug 2003

I think you will get the same message from an agent like Jessops........A repaired Olympus 3040 cost £130 ish including a £40 deposit to sort out the mechanical zoom which didn't after dropping it.

I was able to pass the repaired one down the family but otherwise ..... its a hard world!

The cameras are an example of fantasticly robotic design and construction. Any repair is a one-off job needing high skill and using very expensive spare components. The manufacturer would rather sell you a new one.

  Djohn 16:56 15 Aug 2003

Do you by any chance have it covered on your "Household" insurance? Might be better to claim for a new one. j.

  pj123 10:33 16 Aug 2003

Hi John, Yes it is covered by insurance and the claim has been settled. The insurance company said I could keep the broken one. Just thought it would be nice to get it repaired anyway.

  Tenner 11:07 16 Aug 2003

Hi, John, same wavelength , again - isn't insurance wonderful LoL ?

Here's where some ( small ) dealers really score by offering extended warranties as part of the deal click here

I know ! extended warranties is a thorny subject, but check out the small print with some of these specialist photo firms, cos they do tend to work that bit harder to get your business.

As for costs of repair, to put it into some sort of perspective I was charges about £100 in 1988 to repair a valuable camera - about half the price of a new one then.

Should add, to claim on both household insurance and warranty would be fraudulant - you'd be dealt with severely and you would probably never be able to get insurance on anything again ( incl car insurance ) such is the beauty of computers and links between insurance companies


  pj123 17:26 16 Aug 2003

No fraudulent claims made. Only claimed once and the claim is now settled.

  Tenner 18:52 16 Aug 2003

No, I realised YOU hadn't made two claims from your statement, it was merely an afterthought for others who might be tempted - having seen this click here
some time ago. An example of 'clever thinking', I thought the bext step ( for some ) might be a double claim.

No offence intended


  pj123 14:41 17 Aug 2003

It wasn't covered under the House Contents insurance, it had its own New for Old "take it anywhere" insurance. As it cost about £500 when first bought £100 to £120 doesn't seem a bad price to pay. I will check it out. Thanks everyone. Post this and then tick.

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