It was almost a year ago when I encountered an error with my Nikon D40x. I was using it when an error popped on the back display — “Error. Press shutter release button again”. I did press it several times to no avail. I was so distraught that I even posted about it here in my blog.
|Who would’ve thought? 🙂|
Fast forward to February 2012. After countless procrastinations (plus the purchase of a very excellent compact, a Nikon COOLPIX P300), I was finally able to convince myself to go to Hidalgo to have my D40x repaired.
|Thanks Mr. Noel!|
Part of my hesitation in going to Hidalgo was the thought of wading through an endless stream of people and the difficulty of finding a decent repair shop. But those fears proved to be unfounded when my wife and I finally arrived in Hidalgo.
After a rude reception at a well-known camera shop, which I will not name here, we were pointed towards Bert’s Camera Repair Shop which was just a stone’s throw away. Upon setting our eyes on the shop, my wife immediately tugged at my sleeve and asked me if I was really sure that I would like to have our D40x repaired there. Sure it was tiny and actually resembled a shop which repairs watches rather than DSLRs but I was keen on having my D40x repaired so we bravely pressed on.
In the end, we discovered that the experts there are quite accomodating. After a two-hour wait, we found ourselves back in the shop with a working D40x in our hands. I felt so relieved that they were able to fix my cam and they did that for only around P2K plus. Kudos to Mr. Noel, the guy who did the repairs!
I immediately took some test shots with my now working D40x:
|They sure have some nice old cameras on display!|
|An impromptu street photography at Hidalgo|
After several more shots, I’m finally confident that my D40x is back in working order. So we thanked Mr. Noel again and headed back home.