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?
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