Nikon USA has issued a service advisory regarding the power switch of the Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera. Some electronic component in the power switch did not meet factory specifications, Nikon admitted, and the company is now addressing the issue.
They are apparently still tracking which units are actually affected and they promised to publish the serial numbers of the affected Nikon D5000s beginning July 23rd.
The affected Nikon D5000 units cannot be operated when the power switch is on, even with a fully-charged battery. Also, the camera cannot be operated with the EH-5a AC Adapter connected through the EP-5 Power Connector and the power switch on.
The company said, â€œNikon has isolated the issues related to this and is effectively resolving them. Preparations are under way at a special Nikon repair facility to streamline the processes associated to the solution and Nikon will be equipped to correct D5000 cameras at this facility, beginning July 23, 2009. Service related to this issue, including the cost of shipping affected D5000 cameras to Nikon, as well as their return to customers, will be free of charge.â€
[Site: Nikon USA]