I bought a completely dead Nikon N75 for parts, to use the back door on it for a live N75 which had a broken latch.

When my parts camera arrived, while it was indeed truly "dead", it looked in pristine condition - no signs of dropping, immersion, or other abuse.

Then I got to thinking - I wonder if it could be fixed? What would cause electronics to die in the absence of obvious abuse?

I removed the base and examined the wires from the battery compartment and they seemed intact as far as I could see. Next I will remove the top and see if there are any visible problems with the on-off switch. Beyond that I'd be stumped.

I only paid 99cents plus shipping for it and it's worth that for the door, but I'd be grateful for any comments or suggestions.