Early last year, Nikon published a letter
directed at all unauthorized repair facilities stating that "...Nikon has decided that it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs."
A backlash enused as once cheap and simple repairs became much more costly for consumers who were forced to ship their cameras to one of Nikon's limited number of authorized repair facilities.
Nikon has since made some consessions - and is now selling a limited number of repair parts
directly to the general public.
Parts available for puchase include (but vary depending on camera model):
- Rubber grips/covers/caps
- Battery/memory card doors
- Name plate decals
See the full list of repair parts here.