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  1. #1
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    Sad D200 owner

    Since my last post here about getting this camera in December I have bought several more lenses and thoroughly enjoyed the camera.

    Now the sad part. A month ago I took it out in the wild so to speak for the first time, went to a large car show event. After walking around all day with it on a Rapid type strap and getting home, took it out of the camera bag to download the pictures. To my shock the Multi Selector button on the back was snapped off and gone. Apparently when I was walking out to leave with it bouncing around near my hip the edge of the button caught on something on my pants and broke off.

    Now I can't use any of the menu functions or review back and forth through pics I shot. I can use a small pointed object to access the tiny switch buttons that are now exposed, but that is not convenient at all. Short of replacing the back with a used one off ebay or replacing the camera I don't see any solution. All I need is the button part and they want 2/3'ds the cost of what I payed for the camera just for the back panel.

    Lesson learned, not using the Rapid strap and back to the Nikon neck strap.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    I'm not sure, but is this the part you need?

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...utton&_sacat=0
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  3. #3
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Thank you for the reply. Those are the rubber switch contacts below the plastic button that you thumb uses for the menu navigation. The plastic button is what snapped off the center pivot stud, and if I had found it I could glue it back on the center stud that's still in the pivot point.

    Thank you again.
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    pdf manual d200 not sure if it will help in your search. also here for parts.
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    Last edited by LouCioccio; 07-12-2018 at 01:24 AM.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Wow thanks! That could come in real handy. The part is labeled #467 on the 10th page or D5 page.

    I did find one for a D300 but they want $50 for just a used small plastic button, forget it way too much! I'm wondering if any older camera's button would work, found some D50 and D70 cameras untested for parts cheap.
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

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  7. #7
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Sad D200 owner
    So here is where I'm at now. Thanks for the link STM, I had seen those before, but I'm not going to pay $60 just to get the button.

    So I have used the camera since this happened and of course it works fine unless I need to access the menu and if I do I need to use something like a toothpick to press the switches. So last Friday a D200 popped up on a used camera dealer site, "As Is" body only not tested for $35. I bought it and it came today.

    Button missing one on left and the new one on right.
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    Its missing the rubber eye cup and some nicks above the LCD, also the mirror and assuming the sensor are dirty/dusty. Other then that I haven't found anything wrong with it yet and is in overall nice condition, the front and rear dials feel a lot better then on mine. It has 16,343 shutter clicks on it. I was expecting a parts camera with something wrong with it, now what do I do. Guess I have two D200's, at least I have options.
    Last edited by KJProX; 07-26-2018 at 04:05 PM.
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  8. #8
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    I guess I should have updated this. I started to use the second camera and after downloading the files I think I know why it was "As Is". Every pic has a green'ish tint and under exposed 1.5 to 2 stops, I can correct it for the most part in post but still as not as good. The Raw files and Jpegs look the same, so my guess is there is a internal processing problem. It maybe fixable by a service technician with alignment software but don't feel it's worth it at this point.

    So it's back to being a donor camera for the button. A project I'll tackle sometime in the near future.
    Last edited by KJProX; 11-10-2018 at 04:00 PM.
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    Quote Originally Posted by KJProX View Post
    I guess I should have updated this. I started to use the second camera and after downloading the files I think I know why it was "As Is". Every pic has a green'ish tint and under exposed 1.5 to 2 stops, I can correct it for the most part in post but still as not as good. The Raw files and Jpegs look the same, so my guess is there is a internal processing problem. It maybe fixable by a service technician with alignment software but don't feel it's worth it at this point.

    So it's back to being a donor camera for the button. A project I'll tackle sometime in the near future.
    You might be able to go in and adjust the color--possibly through the same area where the Kelvin temperature is set. I'm wondering if the tint can be adjusted there. If there is a +/- button on the top, you can set it to overexpose by 1.5 to 2 stops. See if those changes can be made and see how it performs.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Sad D200 owner

    I just checked my D200, Cindy and THAT adjustment wasn't available on the D200... Although, that would have been my first instinct also.





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