I was told by another camera repair company that the camera couldn't be economically repaired, so I was very happy. That's only one person's experience, of course. I hope that you have the same good luck.
Same here, getting a lot of $200 + costs to repair or, "it ain't worth it."
I think I'm going to give Garry's a shot, although it will have to wait until after the first of the year. I've got too much stuff going on right now.