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Nikon N55 camera locks up

After loading new film into a working Nikon N55 camera, shutter button does not work and display shows F - - flashing. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

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  • ward3cch Mar 12, 2009

    After loading new film into a working Nikon N55 camera, shutter button does not work and display shows F - - flashing. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

  • kakima May 11, 2010

    May I assume that this camera/lens combination has worked in the past? If so, detach the lens, clean the contacts on the back of the lens and in the mount on the camera, then reattach the lens. Does this help?

  • kakima May 11, 2010

    What lens?

    The error message is indicating a lens mismatch. If the lens is a CPU lens, try removing it and cleaning the contacts before reattaching it. Jiggle the lens a bit to seat the contacts.

    Does that help?

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The F-- indicates that the camera is not communicating with the lens. There are several reasons for this.

The lens is not capable of communicating. If it's an old lens, without the electrical contacts, then you'll have to set the camera to Manual (M) mode in order to use this lens.

If the lens has an aperture ring, set it to the smallest aperture (biggest F/number) and lock it (if it has a lock).

If the lens has no aperture ring, then the contacts may be dirty. Remove lens, clean contacts on back of the lens and in the mount on the body, then reattach lens.

If that doesn't do it, then either the camera and/or the lens may require service.

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