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Have Nikon F3. Did not use for several months. Tried today - light meter and shutter do not work - checked & found good battery must be in camera - put in new batteries w/o success - Replacement batteries are Energizer 357/303 that I was told match chart for Varta V76PX that had been in camera. I'm "dead in the water" and don't know what to do next. Positive side of battery is up Towards lens)

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Well first off pheonix, is the motordrive still working, hopefully it is. if so then the only concern you may be encountering right now are the contacts for your Varta V76PX / 357's. few months of no operation may give enough moisture inside the camera and rust will start to form, it may not be visible on the outside of the battery contact but it could be inside. battery contact repair/replacement may not cause too much, so thats a good side.

if this is the problem (my boss had an D50 and stroed it without silica gel), the next time you store it, use a silica gel, or put one in the box/bag where it will be intalled. just a personal thought

good luck

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Just clean the heads and remove the battery clean the metal surface properly ....and reinsert the battery

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    there might be some sensor problem if your lens are not coming out

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Try push the shutter with the finger, as it could be jammed not used for long time.

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You may have to take this to a professional you can try pressing the reset hole in the bottom or near the connectors.

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