When your camera malfunctions or breaks down, you have to make a decision about how to repair it. Should you try the repair yourself? Or is it time to call in a professional?
You'd be surprised just how often a malfunctioning camera can be fixed with a simple set of steps, especially if the problem is related to a camera that's just in need of a good cleaning. Other times, when the actual hardware is cracked or broken, it's probably time to strongly consider sending the camera to a repair shop, just so you don't do additional damage.
Click the link to read some tips that should help you decide when it's appropriate to try to repair your camera yourself.