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Nikon F5 I purchased an F5 and I can't get it to turn on. I put two different sets of new batteries in the chamber and it still won't turn on. The camera came with 8 corroded batteries. I took the camera to a local dealership and they cleaned off the corrosion for me. I have a camera course that starts next week and I need help. The dealership I bought it from was in California and they are not returning my emails (I bought the camera through Amazon). Any ideas on what is wrong?

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  • radionewsguy Nov 12, 2008

    I cleaned the battery case and measured 12 volts on the battery holder terminals but I still have no power. My situation is the same as SD harker's problem in that I purchased the camera from someone on ebay and while the camera looks pristine, it didn't work when I received it. No wonder the price was so good! I used the F5 for nearly 10 years when I worked for the federal government so the problem isn't between my ears.

  • StillPhone Mar 14, 2009

    I had the same problem after mounting a new lense. The camera had worked fine until I put the new lense on then it wouldn't power up at all. I changed the batteries and nothing happened so in the end cleaned all the lense connections and it seems to work OK now...

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It's possible that there was some existing fault with the camera that led to it being disused. The lack of use led to the batteries leaking.

I suggest you find a pro camera dealership nearby and ask them to refurbish the camera. The pro stores will normally be able to rent you a temporary replacement.

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