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D70 mirror lock up

Mirror inside is lock in upper position and it doesn't go down. Reset doesn't do any good and "mirror lock up" option is not accsesible.
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In nikon d 70 the funtcion mirror lock-up is unactivated. plz help me. shutter is locked up.

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I'm looking for the source of this same problem. I was able to get my d70 unstuck by:
1. Set to full manual mode.
2. In the menus set mirror lock up to yes and then press shutter release.
3. Turn camera off and then back on

Hope this helps you!

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