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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 for another. Just now checked, 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. Cordially

Nikon FM10 35mm... • Answered on May 07, 2021

When the batteries in an F3 die, though the film can still be advanced, the photographer is limited to a single mechanical shutter speed of approximately 1/60 second. It is tripped by a secondary fully mechanical shutter release. Works fine when camera is attached to a motor drive because it uses the drivers power...Pls replace the batteries as one of the following is okay.....
  • Battery: Choice of one 3V lithium battery CR-1/3N type,,
  • two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries SR-44 type, or
  • two 1.5V alkaline batteries LR-44 type
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Nikon F3 35mm... • Answered on May 07, 2021

Remove the lens and look inside it. Do you see the mirror? If not, your mirror is stuck in the up position. Its flat up against the focusing screen. If the mirror is down, the problem is in the lens, or you still have the lens cap in place.
Check your manual under troubleshooting.
Try setting the shutter speed dial to the M90 position.
Also be sure the batteries are inserted correctly!!!!

If no change yet, you can try to put the mirror back down yourself. With the lens removed, set the camera on its back. You can use your fingers, but I suggest a toothpick cuz they won't leave fingerprints on the mirror and the toothpick should break before you exert enough pressure to really break something. So just try to return the mirror to the 45 degree angle within the mirror box. Be careful not to damage anything in there, like the shutter or the arms that raise and lower the mirror. Depending on where you live, there may be some corrosion or rust on the mirror linkage. It should move easily. If you feel any roughness when you move the miror, that may be the reason it did not return on its own. Then turn it on, off again. At some point, you may want to have this camera cleaned, lubricated and Adjusted(CLA) - after all, its over 25 yrs old.
If all that did not work, you'll need to send it in. Here are some good choices for repair places...
Garry Airapetov in Niles, ILL
Camera Repairs in Avon, IN.
BTW here's a website with several pages about FG...
copy and paste it into your browser.

Nikon FG 35mm... • Answered on Apr 24, 2021

you'll have to contact Arcsoft for a new key after proving you own it

Photography • Answered on Apr 12, 2021

Photography • Answered on Apr 06, 2021

The camera should operate perfectly fine without a lens. It should also operate perfectly fine without film (other than for not taking any pictures, of course).I know this is stupid, but make sure the batteries are inserted in the proper direction. Then make sure the film advance mode selector around the shutter release button is not in the "L" position. L is for Lock, S is for single-frame, and C is for continuous.If you need a manual you may download a copy here.

Nikon N2000 35mm... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

If this is not covered in the manual or user guide, chances are then you can't. If the images are on removeable media, then delete them on your computer.

Photography • Answered on Mar 22, 2021

I just read your manual. It is confirming what I said that opening the back resets the counter. As long as it automatically winds on to the next frame after taking the shot, you can just count the shots taken. At the end of the film, the winder mechanism will make a different noise. You are brave using film cameras these days. I have a Bronica ETR medium format camera, and an Olympus OM1md and an OM4 plus a Canon Zoom XL that haven't had a film through them in 20 years. Goodwill stores must be full of them. ..

Minolta... • Answered on Mar 09, 2021

N65s were notorious for bad shutter release buttons. The metal is thinner than a strand of hair and they break. Search Ebay and see if the part is available to replace (note: Nikon stopped selling parts last year).

Nikon N65 35mm... • Answered on Mar 09, 2021

First, check the manufacturer's website for the manual. You can generally enter the model number and do a search on their website.

Second, there are tons of manual websites out there. Try:,, or but there are others if you do a Google search for "manuals" or "owners manuals."

SmartParts SPX8... • Answered on Mar 09, 2021

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Photography • Answered on Mar 09, 2021

dear choirboy,
the accepted battery models for the bronica etr-si are 4LR44 and/or 4SR44.

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Bronica ETR-Si... • Answered on Feb 09, 2021

My minolta x 700 has its mirror stuck half way. I shot a photo at 125 and it just stayed there. Not stuck to top nor bottom just in the middle.

Anyone know the problem? Thanks.

Minolta XG-A... • Answered on Feb 07, 2021

The person you bought it off and certainly not us here at FIXYA dot com!

Photography • Answered on Feb 04, 2021

Yes, it almost certainly can be repaired, this is a common fault with the OM-2SP, but is not that difficult to fix.

Olympus OM2... • Answered on Feb 01, 2021

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