Nikon D5000, the bad numbers

In order to complete our previous information about the recall of some Nikon D5000 for an issue of startup lock-down, I want to share with you the data from Nikon Watch. They had the patience to verify full sets of serial numbers to try and find quickly the bad apples (bad serial numbers in need of a free Nikon repair).

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

D5000 Service Advisory Serial Number Range

The list they established is:

3015209 – 3026100: Positive (has the defect, must be repaired)

3023300: Negative

3023400 – 3026200: Positive

3026300: Negative

3026400 – 3029200: Positive

3029300: Negative

3029400 – 3030000: Positive

3030100 – 3030200: Negative

3030300 – 3032200: Positive

3032300: Negative

3032400 – 3048000: Positive

3048100: Negative

3048200 – 3054100: Positive

3054200: Negative

3054300 – 3073600: Positive

3073700: Negative

3073800 – 3084200: Positive

3084300: Negative

3084400 – 3085200: Positive

3085300: Negative

3085400 – 3112300: Positive

3112400: Negative

3112500 – 3114300: Positive

3114400 – 3515500 : Negative- End of run?

In all cases, I heartily recommend that you use this list only as a secondary source of information (a sales-people/shop may print it and keep it at hand under the counter) and to always confirm by checking the primary source, the on-line tool provided by Nikon.

Nota bene: They even provide the source code to their little software program that is doing the check…

2 comments for “Nikon D5000, the bad numbers

  1. Bayu
    May 3, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I checked the serial number 3040553 used in Ken Rockwell web. On your list it’s between 3032400 – 3048000 which is need to be repaired. But in https://www.nikondealernet.com/saD5000/SerialNumberLookup.asp it does not fall to the bad serial number.
    Can you confirm this ? Thanks

  2. May 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Bayu,

    The only sure way is to go and ask to your Nikon dealer. They have the definite list that has been updated several times by Nikon themselves.

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