Yesterday I was transferring pictures from my memory card to my computer. I was all finished, and went to place the card back in my camera (the D80). It wouldn't stay in--it would go in, but wouldn't "lock" into position. I ran it to our local Nikon dealer, who took a look at it and figured out what was going on. He said it would have to be sent in for a repair, and the body would have to come apart, which would mean a minimum $200. He said most likely that the card slot would be replaced, which is $230. Ugh. They are going to call me back with a quote today. Leaving my camera there was almost like handing over one of my children, LOL. I have no idea how long it will take to get it back. I was so sad that I nearly cried. I know, that's a little goofy. :)
I have no idea how it happened. It was working perfectly on Tirzah's birthday, and I had the card in and out several times (as evidenced by the photos on the blog). The camera was in my sewing room all night and all morning while I transferred pictures, and no one else was nearby at all to mess with it. So there really is no explanation. I dreamed last night that it was miraculously fixed without sending it in for the expensive repair...but alas, it was only a dream!