I got a surprise in the mail today, my camera came back. Interesting, considering I sent it out on the 4th and here it is 3 days later. In the box was a memo stating that they could not replicate the issue which is interesting since when I trun the power switch on it does not power up. I am pissed at Precision Camera, to say the least. But here is the kicker...
If I remove the battery grip and return the camera to it's original state (battery cover in place) the camera works (so far). So, that tells me that whoever received my camera, grip installed and batteries in place, had to have turned on the camera, seen it did not power up and then proceeded to remove said battery grip in order to determine that, yes, indeed, the camera does work. So rather than contacting me to say, "by the way, it may be your grip and not the camera that is not working. Would you like us to fix that too?" they just reassembled it. repackaged it and sent it back with a not stating, "At this time we are unable to duplicate or pinpoint any malfunction in your unit."
Seriously! I am pissed! I'm glad my camera works, but I am still pissed.
I don't dare call them right now I'm so heated.
That said, I am now wondering if my camera was fine the whole time and it was just the grip that was faulty. Remember earlier I mentioned that when I had applied pressure to the top of the camera it powered up temporarily? That's the exact issue I am still encountering. This leads me to think they just cleaned the camera, made sure it powered up without the grip and took my money.
"If you didn't learn something new today, you wasted a day."