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Nikon fm10 shutter will not click down to advance film. taking lens off camera and looking at inside of camera I can click down to lever to set mirror for next picture but pressing shutter button will only mover the mirror a fraction of and inch and it does not go back into position.

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Hello Blair,
I too like old school camera, mine are the N2000, N6006, N80, and F100. First without film in the camera I would attempt to release the shutter. If it does then there is something going on with the film transfer causing a bind.

However, If it continues not to release the shutter I would put the FM10 on the shelf then go to KEH.com for another. Just now checked KEH.com, 2014-05-26, a FM10 in EX condition is $89, EX+ condition $99. That would be a much better move than repairing yours and less expensive.

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You may end up sacrificing the used film or you can rewind it early.
I have had it happen that the film sprocket holes had striped out causing the advance sprocket to get out of sync with the film making it ride up onto the area between sprockets and creating a jam.
If you can, rewind the film onto the feed roll to preserve the exposed portion and then remove it from the camera.
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When yoo wind your film it usually sets the photo button like a trigger. Any decent camera repair can replace the trigger device that has gone bad then your back in business.

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That sounds like your shutter isn't opening. take the lens of and set the shutter speed to B this should keep the shutter open as long as the release is pushed down. advance one frame and hold down the shutter release while looking at the opening where the lens should be. If the shutter opens you will hear it and see the back plane where the film would sit to be exposed. I expect your shutter won't open.

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open up the bottom with a very small screwdriver (4 screws). Inside gently depress the long metal lever that connects to the area under the shutter mechanism. It should pop into place and close the shutter.

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