My digital camera is back in my possession, and fully functional again, three weeks after its shutter button suddenly stopped working on July 1. We sent it to Precision Camera Repair in Chicopee, MA on July 11, and they did the actual repairs on July 15 — or so it would seem from these photos, taken on that date by repair technicians to test the camera. (Coincidentally, July 15 was the camera’s third birthday. I bought it on July 15, 1999.)
According to the UPS website, the camera was shipped back to me on July 19; it arrived in Hartford at 11:45 PM that same night; and it was delivered to my doorstep this morning (July 22) at 11:37 AM.
Not only did they fix the shutter button (that is, the button that takes the pictures), but they also did something I didn’t even ask them to: they replaced the battery door, which broke more than two years ago when I stupidly threw the camera over my shoulder at an amusement park to demonstrate how I had almost lost the camera on a Tower of Terror-type ride. The camera had stayed on my neck during the ride, but I was a little too vigorous during my “demonstration” and it actually flew off my neck, partially breaking off the camera door. I had kept the door secured with electical tape or masking tape ever since, but now I have a new one! Hooray!
More importantly, the camera actually takes pictures again, so I’ll be able to upload new photo galleries to this website as events in my life warrant. :)