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My F-3 has locked up and wouldn't turn on. The battery is good but nothing turns on when the on-off switch if activated. I suspect a bad switch contact. Camera has not been used for 3 months but neve had problems before.

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  • patmo Apr 21, 2008

    I guess I forgot one bit of info it is a Nikon F-3 35mm camera.

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HI,

Try taking out your batteries and then taking out your memory card. Put back in batteries. Turn on camera.

If this works, just put back in your memory card and try again. Sometimes the memory card hangs and you need to pop it in and out.

This could be any of hundreds of different faults so I'll give you the ones you can check yourself.

One or more of your batteries are faulty.

The battery contacts are dirty.

The batteries are inserted wrongly.

You have a problem with the lens mechanism.

Shake camera and listen for anything rattling around. If metal it could short anything out.

Check your troubleshooting chart in your user's manual.

Is the power switch feeling as if it's actually switching.

Has the camera been dropped or given swimming lessons.

Check all your switches to make sure nothing is disabled.

Apart from these it's impossible to say what's wrong. A trip to a repair shop may be in order.

Goodluck,
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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Have you cleane the swicthed contact?

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • Jean Sintulaire Apr 21, 2008

    If you still having problems I would recommend that you contact NIKon..their number is

    1-800-Nikon-UX or 1-800-645-6689

    I hope that helps

    Thank you

    Computerrep

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