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Nikonos v film will not advance I have rewound the film and reloaded and it all looks correct but will not advance to number 1 help

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  • newquay 2 Jun 30, 2008

    Have tried it but still no joy I think I might have to take it to an expert? I don't think I would be competent to strip it down

  • newquay 2 Jun 30, 2008

    had a fiddle and it is now responding so thank you very much for your advice but LED lights not showing up in viewfinder. As you can see I know zilch about cameras what am I doing wrong? By the way where are you situated?

  • newquay 2 Jun 30, 2008

    Hi again, now on number 4, although don't know if it has taken a photo or not, how do I tell? camera set at A new batteries new film Wish it just had an off on switch no sign of LEDs does it take a time for the batteries to charge if so do you leave the shutter switch to the on position or not Wish you were in the UK near to me. Why do they make manuals so difficult to understand from a novice point of view. I need an idiots guide you know do this do that not tech stuff I cannot understand once again thanks for your help in this

  • newquay 2 Jul 01, 2008

    Hi Kevin we go down to cornwall every year one thought could the shutter be stuck I can't hear a clik or anything to tell me if it is taking a piture or not, not I think , if the release lever is now working does that mean power is getting through?

  • newquay 2 Jul 02, 2008

    Hi Kevin back again tried the above, shutter not opening is there anything else I can try thank you

  • newquay 2 Jul 08, 2008

    Hi Kevin I will try and find out how much it will cost for a service over here, and compare if you can give me an idea. I don't think it is water damage the inside is pristine

  • ryanMR2 Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with the film advance lever being stuck but I am pretty handy with electronics and tools. What would I need to do to fix this?


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One thing that can happen with the V is that the oring on the release lever gets dry. This can cause the release to stick in the down position. If it was in the down position and you tried to advance the wind arm, it may be jammed internally. The only way to fix this problem requires dis-assembly of the camera. There are sites with info on this or I can help you here. If this might not be the problem, try releasing the shutter in the M90 mode.

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    Kevin Pettit Jun 30, 2008

    Just in case you have trouble finding someone to work on it, I have been repairing Nikonos for over 20 years and I do have new o-rings still.

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    Kevin Pettit Jun 30, 2008

    The LEDs won't light until the counter is at 1 or higher and the camera set on A or the numerical settings, M90 and B are mechanical modes and the power is off in those setting regardless of the counter (same switch)

    I am located in Columbus OH

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    Kevin Pettit Jun 30, 2008

    Fresh batteries should provide instant power. There is a couple of things to check. The batteries sit in the battery cap so that positive is up, the plus side into the camera. Something else that can be wrong is the battery box inside the camera is plastic. I have seen them box break, so the contact does not make a good connection to the batteries themselves.

    If you think the user manuals are difficult, you should try reading one of Nikon's service manuals

    not related to the problem, but I have been to Newquay. Bought my first set of brass darts at Studs Sports, 3560, in 1978, still have them too, Cheers, Kevin

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    Kevin Pettit Jul 01, 2008

    No, even the it is fairly quiet in operation, you should hear some action from the shutter. You can check the mechanical operation with the film door open and the pressure plate flipped up to exposure the shutter curtains. Use m90 or B to do this.

    The power could be failing at several points, the release lever movement only insures manual functions, (if the shutter is functional)

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    Kevin Pettit Jul 07, 2008

    Not really, it sounds like mechanical failure or even worse, water damage. If you are not handy with small tools, a shop will be your best bet. Postage to the states still may be cheaper for similar service, just longer in turn around time

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit Jul 09, 2008

    For service and repairs on a Nikonos V, you would be looking at 75$ (38 £) + postage


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