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Shy Talk Registered since 12th Jun 2010Thu 23-Jun-11 06:32 PM
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"D3100 wont fire."


Port Glasgow, GB
          

Hi

I just got this great, tiny, Nikon to for whem my other bodes are too big to bring.

However, occasionaly the damn thing wont take a pic!

What happens is that everything works normally, including AF, even makes the AF confirm beep. But when the button is pushed all the way in-nothing!

Switching the camera off, then on does not help.

Opening the battery cover does help, and I've gotten very quick at opening the cover and then reclosing it- which always cures the problem.

It did it again tonight-in very un-demanding conditions- and I noticed that the green light on the camera back was staying on. Must be a clue!

Is faulty or is it user error (again!)of some sort.

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Thu 23-Jun-11 06:44 PM
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US
          

Hi Simon

That green light clue. Is that the memory card "busy" light? Why don't you try a different SD card and don't forget to format it first. Also, why don't you change the menu to allow it to shoot when there is no card until you get to the bottom of your problem. I don't like that setting, but it might help isolate the problem.

jP

  

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Shy Talk Registered since 12th Jun 2010Sat 25-Jun-11 04:26 PM
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#2. "RE: D3100 wont fire."
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Port Glasgow, GB
          

Yes

Might be a card issue. I took this card out of the 300s spare slot.

I'll format it for the 3100.

I'll report back if that cures it, or not!

Thanks.

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Shy Talk Registered since 12th Jun 2010Wed 14-Sep-11 10:10 PM
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Port Glasgow, GB
          

I found the problem.

Not a card format issue.

In fact, what I've done is somehow move the focus point off to one side of the VF. If I restore it to the centre of the VF, the camera fires.

How best to get around this, I wonder?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 15-Sep-11 12:32 AM
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US
          

Hi Simon,

Do you look through the viewfinder with your left eye?
If so, you may be bumping the multi-selector with your nose.
It is a common problem, though some bodies are more prone to it than others due to the location of the multi-selector.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Shy Talk Registered since 12th Jun 2010Thu 15-Sep-11 08:36 AM
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Port Glasgow, GB
          

Mem

Nah. I keep the camera in a zip-up bag to protect it.

Clearly, as I remove it (it's a bit of a tight fit)the circular focus point 'shifter' on the back is getting bumped.

Can I lock it at the centre focus point, somehow?

I guess that would cure the problem, but even if there's no way to do this, now that I know whats wrong it will be less of an issue.

I could do with locking that centre point in tho- I rarely, if ever, need to change it. I like my subjects in the middle of the pic!

my webpage is at http://www.scottishops.co.uk

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Thu 15-Sep-11 01:27 PM
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#6. "RE: D3100 wont fire."
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Thu 15-Sep-11 01:29 PM by Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
          

>
>Can I lock it at the centre focus point, somehow?
>
> I guess that would cure the problem, but even if there's no
>way to do this, now that I know whats wrong it will be less of
>an issue.
>
>I could do with locking that centre point in tho- I rarely, if
>ever, need to change it. I like my subjects in the middle of
>the pic!

This is the one complaint I have with the D5100. I haven't found a way to lock it in the center. All my other bodies lock to center. Is this a Nikon oversight or a fault? Other then that the camera is great.

Len

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