Yep, my poor camera is dead. I love, love, love taking pictures. It's rare that I go more than a few days without using my camera. My cute little Canon PowerShot was always with me. Sure that meant that my purse was that much heavier...but you never know when you'll have see something cute, funny, sweet, absolutely beautiful and need to take a picture to share with other. It suffered a "fall injury" that seemed minor. It barely touched the floor...but that was enough to jam the battery/memory card door shut.
There was a little prying with fingertips.
Much googling ensued.
To no avail...
I ended up going to BestBuy (where I bought the camera), where they promptly told me that they have no idea how to actually fix cameras and that I'm S.O.L. (Shit Outta Luck, for those of you who don't use the same random acronyms that I do.) I went on to Ritz Camera. They were very helpful and told me that I could fix the camera. For um...$15 less than I paid for it...and it would take 8-12 weeks. *Update: After two frustrating encounters with camera experts, I let my dad have a crack at it. He did get the little door open on the camera but somehow that killed the circuit. Before dad's fix, it turned on...but there was no memory card in there (I had just removed it before the drop) and now the door opens but the camera won't turn on. Whimper....*
So, now I'm stuck. I know that a camera is an "extra" for some people, but it's a neccessity for me. Do I buy a cheap one and suck it up until I can buy a new nice camera? Do I try and find a way to fit a new camera into my already tight budget? At least I get to borrow my mom's fabulous camera while I decide! (Mom is awesome, and if she isn't careful...I'm permanently borrowing this sucker!! Well... maybe not. But it's tempting!)