We went down to Funan IT Mall and Peninsula Plaza to check the repair cost of this camera. Unfortunately the repair cost quoted by the camera shop and Sony was about S$200 to S$400.
I can use the money to buy a new camera!
One of the reasons of wanting to repair this camera mainly because we paid around S$700 plus to buy it (3 to 4 years back). It was one of the best cameras in town. I couldn’t imagine the technology of camera has advanced so fast. We paid S$200 plus for a 1GB memory card and now only need less than S$50 to get a 4GB memory card. WOOT!!!
We left with only one choice that is to get a new camera. Since Comex Show is next starting next Thursday to Sunday (10 – 13 Sept), we decided to get one camera from there. Both of us are supporter of Sony, so we will be getting DSC-T900. Is there any other suggestion? In the meantime, I will be using the only working camera we have. I hope I will not invite any stare when I am using it.
As for this camera, Jay, I am sorry to take your comment lightly when I first read it. I am using your method (to repair the camera) right now. Hope it will bring the life of this camera back!
BTW Jay, does the rice need to cover the camera?