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Camera Seems to be Locked Up

I was able to shoot one picture with a perfectly good Nikon F5 35mm SLR Camera. I was able to set it to shutter priority and adjust the shutter speed just fine, focus it, and take the shot. The problem is, the next time I pressed the shutter release button, nothing happened. The camera will not focus, adjust mode or shutter speed, or take a picture. It can be turned on and I can view the mode screen, but nothing can be changed or adjusted and it will not take pictures. Help?

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  • Kprosser Feb 08, 2008

    The top display does have the word locked above a grid, but the power and battery are fine. There is no ERR word.

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Any information on the top display? ERR?, Have you checked power? Battery?

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Try reseting the Cam !

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