Digital camera repair

Digital camera upgrade programs

Written by Gail Bjork

Is your digital camera broken and too costly to repair. Find out if the manufacturer offers an upgrade program to exchange an old camera for a factory refurbished model.

Digital camerasIf your digital camera is beyond repair, or too expensive to repair, consider calling the manufacturer to find out if they have an upgrade program.

Manufacturers that offer upgrade programs let you exchange your old camera for a factory refurbished model. Refurbished cameras are those returned to the store to the manufacture, which are inspected, fixed if necessary and then recertified. Some of these cameras are unused, or hardly used at all.

The cost of buying a refurbished digital camera is often less than the cost of repair. It is certainly less expensive than buying a new model.

Typically you must mail in your camera to the manufacturer for the exchange. Refurbished digital cameras sold under an upgrade program often come with a short but full warranty.

It may be worthwhile to call the manufacturer before buying  their brand digital camera to ask if they offer such a program. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but it’s nice to know an upgrade programs is available if you do.

Some manufacturer’s also have upgrade programs for other electronic items such as printers, scanners and faxes.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.