Question about Nikon N55 35mm SLR Camera

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FILM REVERSAL We have had the nikon N55 for about 5 years and never had a problem now all of a sudden the film reverses back into the canister while trying to load.

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  • RZCJPC Feb 09, 2008

    We are having the exact same issue. We've had the camera for approximately 2 years and it's now eaten about 4 or 5 rolls of brand new film when trying to load. Help!

  • ceutce Feb 21, 2008

    I have just encountered the same issue. I thought it was the batteries but after replacing the batteries I have the same problem. Any thoughts on the issue would be great!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    Exactly the same issue for us! - had camera over 5 years with no problems - film reversal occurred when attemtping to reload - lost 3/4 fresh rolls of film - changed batteries - now lost 4/5 more rolls of fresh film. Any ideas why this reversal might start happening?

  • jsmithgdalen Nov 24, 2008

    i have a n55 put new film in and it runs as if it is loading then the flashing e pops up and my film is used up. I don't believe it reverses because my film is gone as if I used the whole roll. Any thoughts?



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Try the first solution , it worked for me :)

Posted on Sep 30, 2008


I had an error (Err) message with an E in the window. Both were flashing, eventually the Err would stop and just an E would show in the window. I had to leave the camera on, open the door and remove the film, flash a few pix without the film in, reload the film, with camera on, and then close the door. It worked! No more error message.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008


I just tried a similar work around and fixed it. Try taking film out, leave door open, turn camera on. Error should go away except for an E in the film count area. As suggested earlier, click thru a few shots - with the film out and the door open. With the camera still on, load the film. Seemed to fix it for me. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

  • violet aura Oct 11, 2010

    I bought the Nikon N55 at an estate sale and was excited about the purchase until it started rewinding the film when loading it! lmao
    I searched the topic and luckily stumbled across your posts.I tried the above technique of having the film door open,snap the shutter a few times,loaded the film,closed the door...and voila! It finally loaded correctly!Had it not been for your posts I may have considered the camera faulty and gave up.Thank-you for the time that you took to share your expertise and advice on this.It is greatly appreciated! :)


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Have successfully loaded and developed three films since posting dated 21.05.2008. On each occassion I have found that if switch on the power and operate the shutter tow or three times without any film in the camera, and then insert a fresh film into the camera it correctly loads. Don't know whether this is simply good fortune or the way forward - but it has worked for me so far! (Bath UK)

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

Has anyone had any luck with this problem?  It just started happening to me too!

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

Does anybody know a freakin solution????

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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