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Nikon fe release to open the back will not open. The crank is stuck and will not go up or down.

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  • mlee738 May 08, 2010

    The crank is partially extended, and I am pushing the release towards me when lifting up. The crank will not go up or down. The shutter is also stuck open and it seems the rewind button is stuck in on the bottom.

  • kakima May 11, 2010

    Is the crank partially extended? Are you turning the catch around the crank before trying to pull/push it up/down?



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SOURCE: Film rewind crank stuck in up position nikon n2000

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You lift the rewind crank as per almost all other SLR's but there is a safety lock around the base of the crank which you must slide rearwards (counter clockwise) first.

Make sure that you have fully rewound the film before opening the camera.

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Sept 19th, 2008
On the bottom of the Nikon FE, there is a silver button to push in, and this releases a lock for the film.
Then on the left side, on the top, there is a white arrow and a silver lever tucked in. Wind your film, this it's all the way back in the canister. Then the black lever by the speed film (ASO) numbers, pull that back toward you. This will release the black 3/4" knob upward, and by gently pulling this upward, your door will release and the film canister will be allowed to come out. Just besure to wind your film back in the cansiter, before you open the door, or your photos will be over exposed. Best to do this in a darker area or shaddowed area, just for protection.
Good Luck. I've had mine since the mid 1970's and love it for double exposures and the special filters I have for it. The Hot Shoe for the flash attachment, just burned out on me a couple of days ago.

Mar 02, 2008 | Nikon FE 35mm SLR Camera

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