The virtues of buying localUpdate to the problem I was having with my Nikon D300. I just took it back to the local camera store and with no questions asked an instant over the counter swap. I showed them the pictures with the problem, they swapped it out.
A plug for a great camera store, it was Wolf Camera in Greenville, SC, USA.
I understand there are a lot of great web camera stores but if I can find it local I will use them.
Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.
If you know the "secret" then everyday is a good day!