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My Nikon N80 SLR film camera does not turn on. Help!

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My Nikon N80 SLR film camera does not turn on. Help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
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Remove the battery and hold he shutter button down for 60 seconds, then release.
Make sure to put in a charged battery then try to turn the camera on.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No luck with suggestion. No luck either finding a camera store in Cincinnati--they have all closed their doors. I would welcome any more suggestions.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Have you ensured the battery is fully charged?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I bought them a month ago--could they lose charge that quickly?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
easily, just depends on how often you use them, but a month ago is pretty lonh.
Put new batteries in and tell me if it now starts please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK. It will be later today--thanks for help.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
your welcome
If you have continued problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Else if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Brand new batteries and repeating your suggested sequence did not work. Any other suggestions?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Thanks
It is the internal mainboard that has faulted, we have ruled out all other causes for this.
I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the camrera to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.
But it will need to be returned sorry
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That's about what I determined. I'm sure the camera is long out of warranty, but if cost is not too much, I may have repaired. However there is a lot to be said about the digital cameras out there. Thanks.
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Get a pricing first though as considering the current prices of cameras being so cheap it can be better to just purchase a replacement.
If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Else if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
While I am fairly confident that I could do the remove and replace myself of the circuit board, the cost of it may be equal or about the same of buying a new digital camera. A decent one can be had for about $300 so if it's a trade-off, I would be better off going the digital route. Do you have any idea what the board would cost?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
I dont have access to the prices for that but as its one of the main components of the camera, it would be near the value of the actual camera, plus you would get a limited warranty as opposed to a new camera.