Effective since 1st February 2010, Nikon DSLR users in Malaysia have to pay a fee if they have the company clean the image sensor, no matter whether the camera is within the warranty period or not, Nikon Malaysia announced in a statement late January.
Nikon D90 (Photo credit: NRKBeta/Flickr, CC-BY-SA 2.0 License)
If the warranty is still valid, all models will be charged a fee of RM20 for the service. Beyond the warranty duration, a fee of RM80 per unit for the pro-models including D1, D1x, D1H, D2x, D2xs, D2H, D2Hs, D3, D3x & D700, and RM60 for the entry-level and prosumer cameras like D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D5000 and D3000.
I myself am a Nikon user, owning a D40 & a D90. Maybe I didn’t pay too much attention when interchanging the lens before, the consequence? A small dust had managed to seep beneath the protective filter on D40′s image sensor, Nikon said they could not clean it and asked me if I wanna change the CMOS sensor. I didn’t, because I was simply unwilling to pay RM980 for a new image sensor.