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No shutter/film advance

When depressing the "take picture" button, camera flashes, but no shutter action or film advance. what is the most likely suspect?

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  • nutmeg Nov 12, 2007

    new battery tests out at 5.9 volts after all my trying etc., it is a 35 mm and so far my prognosis points towards a problem with the circuit that runs the shutter, I was hoping to narrow this down with info about common problems on this model. any suggestions?

  • d_dorr Jan 25, 2008

    changed battery, zoom works, but no shutter or flash

  • wnuttall Feb 15, 2008

    I have same problem. No shutter or flash, perhaps also no focus. Slight noise and camera locks up and needs to be turned off, before problem repeats at next attempt.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    My Film Does Not Advance, but it sounds like the shutter goes off. I checked the battery and even took old film out (it was stuck on #4) and put new film in but it does not advance.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    On Feb. 28, 2008 I posted this:

    My Film Does Not Advance, but it sounds like the shutter goes off. I checked the battery and even took old film out (it was stuck on #4) and put new film in but it does not advance.



    Forgot to mention the camera. It's a Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 120ed AF. Thanks.

  • samsung_user Aug 18, 2008

    I'm trying to load film into my nikon F60 camera, when i do try to take a picture, the shutter goes, and the film rewinds, the film never really advances. then i see roll of film symbol flashing and the letter "E". It hasn't been in use for a few years, but batteries still have charge. I took them out while it wasn't in use. does anyone know why this happens?

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New battery was inserted, second new battery was inserted, camera comes on only for a very short time. Camera does not stay on long enough to take a picture or to advance the film.

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

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