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Nikon Fa advance lever loose. Not used camera for a few years and set to M250 mode due to not having batteries, Advanced lever once to test, advanced one, then pulled lever back for another test. Lever then feels lifeless and has no resistance to being moved. it will not take a picture even with batteries. any Idea what the problem is?

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  • theflyinggar Dec 11, 2009

    Depressing the motor drive shutter release button and Turing the motor drive coupling works sometimes, but once you've done it and you take another picture you get the same problem again, probably should get a repairman to look at it.

    thanks for your suggestion

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Try moving the coupler on the bottom where the motor drive would connect. See if you can rotate the piece clockwise. With the advance lever loose, it may be in mid-cycle on the winding/advance

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Testimonial: "Depressing the motor drive shutter release button and Turing the motor drive coupling works sometimes, but once you've done it and you take another picture you get the same problem again, probably should get a repairman to look at it. thanks for your suggestion"

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