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Shutter won't depress, advance lever won't move.

I've had this camera in the box for a long time. Decided to take it out of box again. I just took the film off the spool because I couldn't get the film to advance. Once I did that, the lever did move and I depressed the shutter. Then it seemed to be frozen up again. Somehow it worked, just like that, one more time, now those parts don't move. I don't know what I did (if anything) to 'solve' the problem one time, and don't know what happened that the problem didn't stay solved. I'm new at this, obviously. Maybe the parts are stiff and maybe not.

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  • krk2 Oct 31, 2007

    Never mind. I figured it out myself once I got a bit more familiar with the camera. 

  • Allison Fay Feb 14, 2009

    yes can you answer our question please. i need serious help because the camera im using is a schools camera and i can't get it to work

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with my FM10



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How? i have the issue too.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008


How did you fix this i have the same issue

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SOURCE: no shutter/film advance

What kind of camera is it,did you check the battery?
Is it a 35mm are what?

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SOURCE: nikon fm10 cannot get shuuter release button to

The film lever is also a switch. If you had advanced the film lever, **** it outward a little. You will feel the detent click somewhat when doing so. Leave the lever outward and see if the shutter will work. The detent is for appling an closed circuit for the light meter. When the lever is fully pushed back in it shuts the power to the meter on off to conserve battery power

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