I accidentally fried my D7000 by plugging it into an old high voltage flash (yeah i know stupid idea) via the GPS/Intervalometer port, now the back LCD doesn't work nor does the menu, shutter, flash, review, delete, live view, bracketing buttons. I took it into my local camera store and they said leave the battery out for a few days for a hard reboot, and if that doesn't work send it in. Does anyone here have any tips and or a general estimate of what it might cost?
Which is the nikon AS-15. However even that comes with the following warning:
Note: This does not provide high-voltage sync protection, and is not recommended for flash units that have more than 6v.
If you want to fire high-voltage flash you need this:
The Wein Safe-Sync Hot Shoe to Hot Shoe (SSHSHS) regulates and reduces the flash sync voltage of the flash from up to 400V to less than 6V. This is especially important for current automated SLRs or digital cameras when used with older flashes or lighting systems.
Next time come here first and ask questions, we'll get you pointed in the right (safe?) direction :-)
It won't hurt to send the camera to Nikon to get an estimate, but it will take a few weeks at least to repair. I'd get a backup body now.
I doubt your D7000 will be worth fixing - how much is a refurbished D7000 now? B&H or Adorama can ship overnight. It can be your backup if you want to upgrade or maybe just buy two refurbished D7000s.
If you don't want or need the lens then sell it on ebay and you've got a $350 brand new D7000 body.
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