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Frame counter-can't shoot

I just bought a nikon fg from ebay.As I was testing it I opened the filmdoor to reset the frame counter and it did.But since I closed it, the frame counter seems not to be able to proceed to the s(start) point.I must say that I'm trying this without a film inside the camera.Thank you!

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  • Nikonakias Jan 05, 2008

    First of all thank you very much for replying!You ve been very helpful but I still cant solve the problem.

    There is no foam at the area of this lever.

    The tab is not broken.

    And I dont think its the door.I've even tried to push that lever with a small scewdriver and at the same time to wind the film advance lever.It seemed to move a little but not enough to get to "1" posotion.

    Anything else you could tell me?Plz!

    You think I sould send it back?

    How much would it cost me to fix this at official Nikon service?

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Having film in the camera makes no difference for the frame counter to work on this model. The counter is activated by a small tab that protrudes from the top edge of the film door near the hinge.

Locate the area on the camera where that tab meets in the channel along the top of the film compartment. There is a small opening for the lever that engages the drive gear for the counter. The opening may have debris (foam) or the tab may be broken. If neither of these is the case, the film door may be bent slightly and is not pushing the lever in far enough.

It is important for the counter to work on the FG since the metering is not active until the counter reaches '1'. (switch) It blinks 60 &125 in the display otherwise

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    Kevin Pettit Jan 05, 2008

    I don't think Nikon USA will work on the older cameras any more. Parts are no longer available for this model either. An independent repair person may be able to help. For this kind of repair requiring a top cover removal, I would typically charge around 30$, if I could effect repairs.

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