The 1st Air Repairs team can carry out the full range of Nikon repairs at our camera repair shop in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. These include the repair, refurbishment and servicing of portable instant cameras and compact cameras offering lightweight, fixed lens flexibility to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with state-of-the-art features.
Keeping your Nikon camera in tip top condition is key to ensuring you’ll get years of great service from it. At our Nikon repair centre, we utilise leading technology and over 30 years of specialist know-how, to ensure our customers receive a service that is second-to-none.
But we are not solely a Nikon digital camera repair specialist. We also repair other camera, lens and accessories from brands, including Canon, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, etc. Furthermore, we repair camcorders and are one of the UK’s leading and approved JVC video camera service centres.
Before we fix your Nikon camera, we first need to establish the exact fault. Common problems include the camera lens, LCD display, shutter, battery door error, sensor issue, software issues, water damage, SD card error or data recovery from the camera may be required.
As Nikon camera experts, we can mend all the following problems:
Camera Shutter Error: Sometimes the Nikon camera’s shutter might be stuck open leading to overexposed images or if stuck closed, black images.
Camera Lens Error: Lens errors are very common and mostly they’re found in Nikon cameras that have barrel style lenses. We can fix Nikon camera lenses or carry out Nikon lens replacement.
Camera Software Issues: Sometimes with Nikon digital cameras you might find the hardware working well but there’s a problem in the software.
Camera Battery Error: Nikon battery problems are another common occurrence.
Fixing a Wet Camera: If you’ve dropped your Nikon camera in water by accident, it will damage your camera. We can remove any corrosion.
SD Card Error: Sometimes the problem can be in your SD card and not in the camera itself. If you see ‘write error’ then your photos will not get written to the card. First check your card is not locked and then try to take photos.
Our Nikon digital camera repair shop uses hi-tech equipment to fix Nikon cameras at a component level. This is where we differ from other camera repair shops. It is often possible for us to repair sockets and individual components, rather than having to go to the cost of replacing a whole module (e.g a complete circuit board). This makes it more cost-effective for our customers.
We can clean, service and fix your camera, as well as any damaged casings, motors, CCDs and CMOS sensors. 1st Aid Repairs fixes:
Our repairs include:
We repair and service all the following Nikon camera models:
Nikon camera errors can occur in any Nikon camera model, from a mirrorless Z-series to a D600, the high-end D7000 or even the entry-level cameras.
Regardless of the error code, 1st Aid Repairs can mend cameras displaying the following codes that can often appear in broken Nikon DSLR cameras:
We do offer estimates suitable for insurance purposes. We would require the Nikon camera for inspection and confirmation of the damage.
Inspection reports are chargeable, which would be deducted from the final repair cost should the repair be completed. The inspection fee must be paid before the inspection and covers the return carriage to you if the estimate is declined.
During the inspection, the technician will inspect the camera and report his findings. We will then email a PDF copy of the inspection report to you, which is suitable for insurance purposes. For further details, please review our Insurance Quotes information here.
Please Note: We do apply inspection charges for water damage and major physical damage because a more detailed assessment is required where we need to take the whole camera apart to diagnose the damage. If your camera is beyond repair and you wish to dispose of it, we can pass them to our partner who is one of the UK’s leading camera parts recycling experts.
Keeping your Nikon camera working at its best means keeping it clean and calibrated. Over time, dirt and metal shavings from lens changes get into the camera body and start to affect performance. Static electricity can also build up within the shutter mechanism which attracts more dust onto the CCD.
Using our modern cleanroom facility and ionising, anti-static air guns, we can ensure that the CCD and Mirrorbox are completely cleaned and static-free.
Our prices for cleaning and servicing start at £48. This cost includes any minor parts required and include VAT.
Get in touch today to see how we can help – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01892 525 327.
We give a free online estimate for all Nikon repair jobs. This is followed by a full quote after we have had a chance to fully assess your camera on its arrival. Please note that there is a £54 charge for water damage assessment because we need to take the whole camera apart.
Whilst we aim to repair and return most Nikon cameras within 14 days, there are times where high demand may delay this to 28 days or more, especially if we need to order in parts. Rest assured, we always try to return your pride and joy back to you as quickly as possible, without compromising our high servicing and repair standards.
Impact repairs take longer, as does the process if we have to request replacement parts. In the majority of cases, because we are Nikon repair specialists, we have most Nikon spare parts in stock for all Nikon restorations.
We offer a six-month warranty for Nikon camera servicing and a three-month warranty for minimum work and replacement parts (e.g LCD screen).
Professional usage should have a service every year. Preventing a fault is always cheaper than waiting until it has gone wrong. With regular Nikon camera servicing we can ensure we diagnose potential problems before they arise.
A Nikon camera service with 1st Aid Repairs includes a full strip down of the camera, cleaning of sensors, gear blocks and lenses. Servicing of Nikon compact cameras involves stripping and cleaning the optics. We then reassemble and recalibrate the camera.