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The monitor on my Nikon D50 will show the menu and other computer instructions, but no images through the lens, and I can't press the shutter all the way down. The shutter seems stuck, but turning the camera off will not solve the problem, nor will charging the battery (Tried both) Can't afford a new camera. Help!

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  • Jennifer Popky Jul 01, 2008

    It is still stuck whatever mode (A, S, P, M) or in Auto or Manual focus. I even switched lenses and saw the interior of the camera looking deceptively normal! I fear the worst.

  • Jennifer Popky Jul 01, 2008

    I just added the comment that I have adjusted the mode, changed the AF, looked at the ics on the memory card. If the mirror is jammed up because of a fall and blocking it that could explain it. I don't remember that- I remember a screen detailing info of every shot I tried to make- I could not get rid of it. Then this.

  • Jennifer Popky Jul 01, 2008

    Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions!!! I have to go to sleep right now ( Took out the battery again- will have a go at the clock battery in about 3 hours) Good night, good morning, if you need Mac help, tell me where to sign up. (Been fixing them since they were still Apple IIs- then again, I can still fix a film camera. God I'm old)

  • Jennifer Popky Jul 01, 2008

    What switch and CCD? (No sleep no handy dandy guidebook makes me a wee bit cranky, Sorry. Also a wee bit slow)

  • Jennifer Popky Jul 01, 2008

    No Warranty- it would be too old anyway (A year!) If Nikon has to fix it, it would cost me so much to have it "analyzed" and then fixed I could put my money towards a newer model- which would be heresy if I were talking about my Nikon F camera. The shutter, upon inspection, is not stuck. I'm really not trying to be difficult- I know I sound petulant as all get out. I'm just frustrated

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This problem is due to the stuck of shutter ,so better you give it to service if you have warranty ,then go for it .Because repairing by own may void warranty

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This can be sorted out two any one of the following two problems.
either the the switch is bad
else the CCD is bad.



Posted on Jul 01, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jul 01, 2008

    i can say that 80% of your problem is due to the shutter switch which is stuck.

    even we can confirm it 100%

    i can say that YOU CAN GET IT FIXED BY JUST CHANGING THE SHUTTER SWITCH.

    and please get it done by a authorized service center.


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jul 01, 2008

    the shutter switch sir.

    i think the problem lies only with the shutter switch.

    but i warn you one thing;

    replacing the shutter switch is not a easy job to be done.

    it involves very delicate handling

    camera parts are very delicate to handle.

    so be careful if are attempting to do it by yourself.

    but i am not responsible if you mess it up.

    mu advice would be to take it to Nikon authorized service center and get it done easily.

    as per my idea the switch wont cost above 50$ and the service charge will differ from place to place.

    thank you for your cooperation.

    good luck sir.




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Can u tell me ur model number?

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  • adamya s Jul 01, 2008

    hey, tell me ur model number please,fast....

  • adamya s Jul 01, 2008

    To reset the Camera, please remove the batteries from the Camera and then press the power button for 15 seconds.
    Then, reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if that helps.

  • adamya s Jul 01, 2008

    Also, I suggest that you try "Initialize" the Camera using the initialize option after resetting.
    You'll find the "Initialize" Option under the Main Settings 1 menu of the Camera

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It could be a connection problem. Try cleaning your lens contacts (on the camera mount and on the lens) to make sure it's not just a bit of oxidation on the contacts causing a bad connection. A t-shirt with a touch of alcohol would probably do it.

I'd do the same thing with the battery contacts (and try a different battery if you have one, in case the battery has a problem).

Have you got another memory card? If so, I'd try a different one to make sure it's not shorting out the camera somewhere. I'd make sure to format it via the camera menus for format, too.

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    Yaz S Jul 01, 2008

    http://www.sp-ts.com/

    this is a gud place for u to take ur camera if u had bought thru internet or run out on warranty.



    and btw do u get any error message on your monitor??

    please do keep us updated for further assistance.

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    Yaz S Jul 01, 2008

    Gud night sir!! Happy dreaming! ;)



    Thank you for using Fixya

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    Yaz S Jul 01, 2008

    i absolutly agree with Worldvet!!

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Hi,
please try to remove your batteries and memory card..then try to close the shutter..may be it can help you..this a common problem occuring in nikon d50 after 150 photos or so..so just give a try because there might be a contradiction due to battery..thank you!!..

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What mode is your mode dial in right now and do you have an unlocked memory card installed?

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    What type of memory card are you using?

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    Glenn Rogers Jul 01, 2008

    Previously then you were in a detail preview mode. Do this.

    Remove all the batteries including those that may be accessed from the
    bottom of the camera and are button batteries. Leave these batteries
    out overnight and reload them tomorrow.



    This is called a hard reset and may do the trick. Otherwise, post one way or another.


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    Glenn Rogers Jul 01, 2008

    Sorry, you will have to deal with some pretty off the wall answers, even though Sweet Rascal is good. I'm sure he's just as tired as you, so give him a chance.

    But, if the hard reset doesn't do the trick you'll have to find a camera clinic and have them go through and tend to all the linkage and electronics. There are some problems that can't, by their nature, be properly diagnosed via email.

    Regards,
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    Glenn Rogers Jul 01, 2008

    You are by far not even close to being petulant. You should see some of the comments made to us.

    If leaving all the batteries out and reinstalling them didn't resolve your issue it is then electromechanical or electrical alone.

    THIS IS A METHOD OF LAST RESORT AND NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. One of the things I'd say is to carefully tap it around the body to see if a mechanical link will dislodge itself. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK

    As stated thisi is a last resort DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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