Photo equipment repair.
Most staffers do minor repairs, restore photos, recover memory cards, replace screws and batteries, and un-jam jammed lenses, but most manufacturers now require shops to send malfunctioning gear to factories. Don’t bother getting your inexpensive digital camera repaired. “A basic repair for a small digital costs anywhere from $130 to $170,” says Al Romagnoli, owner of Newark Camera Shop. “You can replace the camera for the same price, and probably get something better.” Do pay to repair your high-end, single lens reflex camera.