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Rick, Camera and Video Technician
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I have a question on my Nikon DSLR camera - It slipped from

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Hi, i have a question on my Nikon DSLR camera - It slipped from the Tripod and the lens would not lock properly to camera. Can you pls advice to fix
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Nikon, Model - I;m looking. This is approximately 9 months old
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: nikon d3200 it broke yesterday
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: nothing else
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Upon slipping, the Lens came apart and I saw a plastic chip that was broken and came apart, due to which the lens wont lock into the camera.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Rick replied 8 months ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

The lens mount can be replaced fairly inexpensively. If you do it yourself you will need a small, Phillips Head screwdriver and remove all the screwa you can see on the mount, including the ones around the lip. be careful not to tear the flex cable on the contacts. You may also need to unsolder a black wire on the contact you need to transfer to the new mount. You also need to transfer the diaphram control linkage from the old mount to the new one. It's not very complicated so there isn't much that can go wrong. Or, you can usually get it replaced for you at a shop for around $50.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi Rick, Thanks for the reply. I have attached a picture of the lens showing where it broke. Please take a look at it, also could you please guide me the exact Part that i should get and also suggest me where I can get it repaired. I see you have detailed out the fixing steps, however I'm not confident that I will be able to do it myself. I live in Tampa Area, if you could suggest me a shop where i can get it fixed will help.Thanks!
Expert:  Rick replied 8 months ago.

Hi. There isn't a part number for this part as Nikon no longer sells them. However, it called a bayonet mount and is available from many sources on EBay.

As for where to get it repaired, you may want to check locally for a camera repair shop in your area. I'll be happy to help you find a place to get it repaired. Perhaps this would be better served with a phone call?