I dropped my Nikon D50, thigh high on concrete. It doesn't auto focus anymore. It sounds like it's trying but motor stops almost immediately. I have since used the lens on another D50 and it works fine. It must be the camera. I wonder if it can be fixed? Any suggestions?
If it can be fixed, the only people who can do it will be Nikon or an authorised repair shop. Though given that the D50 is getting on a bit, it will probably cost more than the camera is worth.
I don't know how bad the damage is. Ask a service center about the cost of fixing it. If it is cheap I suggest repairing and maybe use it for sometime and if it works well then fine. Else get a new one and you can keep the old one as a show piece reminding you from time to time ,the value of a neck strap. If the repair cost it too high(it probably will be as cost of repair parts are also high for such a model) just leave it. D50 is a very old model and you might even like the upgrade to a newer one.
DON'T try to repair it on your own.
JUST DON'T. You will end the remains of camera that can't be used for anything