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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Mon 31-Oct-11 09:07 PM
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"D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"


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On my D5100, in the M (manual) mode, my shutter is stuck at 1.3" and f5. When I roll the wheel, it changes, then goes right back. Basically, I've lost my manual settings. Same in the A, S and P modes.. Auto works fine (but it's auto)

Is there a MASTER reset or a firmware REINSTALL I can do? I've tried resetting the setting in both the Custom Settings and /Shooting Menu. I've also removed the battery for a period and not I have nothing left to try? Is there an internal battery that can be pulled?

suggestions before I become a FULL AUTO guy (which I don't want to do...)... I have a 5DII and it my goto until I get this fixed..

Thanks

  

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ronaldnd Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2008Tue 01-Nov-11 11:44 PM
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#1. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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Hi, about that stuck shutter, that sounds very frustrating. A year ago when I had a D90 and it was acting up I called Nikon (here in Canada) to get the right instructions for shipping the camera to them for repairs. The tech asked me about the issue and then he explained to me what was happening and I shipped it to them and in a short itme I had the camera back in fine form. It might not hurt to call Nikon and talk to someone and see what they say, if it's fairly new might still be under warranty? I bought a D5100 a couple of months back and its been performing flawlessly. Keep us posted, I would sure like to know the outcome.

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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Wed 02-Nov-11 02:57 AM
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#2. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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Well. I hope to find out.. I'm not really interested in sending it away. It's just not worth it. I have a 5D Mark II that works great so I'm afraid that the D5100 will probably just sit on a shelf unless I can find a fix through perhaps a firmware update or at least the current firmware re-installed... I'll keep you posted..

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Wed 02-Nov-11 04:12 PM
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> I'm not really interested in sending it away. It's just not worth it.

I don't follow this logic. It's useless to you on the shelf.

This failure is the sort of thing that is likely to be covered under Nikon warranty, so it probably won't even cost you anything.

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Wed 02-Nov-11 11:08 AM
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Richmond, US
          

Sounds to me as if you have a hardware problem. If you wait for a software fix, you'll be waiting forever.

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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Wed 02-Nov-11 12:54 PM
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#4. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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I don't think it's hardware since full auto works perfectly... Everything adjusts (iris, shitter, etc...) in auto mode...

I've also tried other lenses and the same thing..

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#5. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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Full auto doesn't require the switch/dial interfaces, which is where I think the problem is. The fact that full auto works perfectly is, to me, a clear indication that it's the switches/dials that are not connected, rather than a firmware problem.

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pjonesCET Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011Wed 02-Nov-11 05:33 PM
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#7. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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From what I've heard the 5100 is not a cheap Camera. I Could see a cheap $49.00 digital Camera Throwing it away. But a 5100 Nikon. Cheapest I've seen one of those is around $800.00. To me that is not Chump change. I Bought a 300 from Sear 3 days before the 3100 came out and spent $500.00 That put a Crimp in my finances for a year.

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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Wed 02-Nov-11 06:43 PM
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#8. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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>Full auto doesn't require the switch/dial interfaces, which
>is where I think the problem is. The fact that full auto
>works perfectly is, to me, a clear indication that it's the
>switches/dials that are not connected, rather than a firmware
>problem.

What's strange is the switches are working because the values change when I roll the thumb dial. Then they immediately change back. Seems like a glitch more than mechanical.

Shawn
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IrregularPulse Registered since 18th Oct 2011Tue 08-Nov-11 12:42 PM
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#9. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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US
          

>>Full auto doesn't require the switch/dial interfaces,
>which
>>is where I think the problem is. The fact that full auto
>>works perfectly is, to me, a clear indication that it's
>the
>>switches/dials that are not connected, rather than a
>firmware
>>problem.
>
>What's strange is the switches are working because the values
>change when I roll the thumb dial. Then they immediately
>change back. Seems like a glitch more than mechanical.

It could still be the switch or electronics interfacing with the switch. It's not a software bug, or all the 5100's would have it. It's very likely it's circuit board issue. Which means you send it in, nikon isolates the board with the problem and swaps in a new board, throwing the defective one away. Electronics are too cheap to manufacture. It would be a simple, fast swap of parts and you'd have your camera back in no time. I just bought a 5100 and got a great deal at $650 with lens. I could not imagine just sitting it on the shelf to collect dust over something like this. You must have more money than you know what to do with.

  

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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Tue 08-Nov-11 01:58 PM
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#10. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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US
          

The dial worls fine while in the menu. It's just in the shooting side it does not work.

Shawn
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rotorshawn Registered since 31st Oct 2011Tue 08-Nov-11 02:02 PM
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#11. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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Ive actually been using it for video too and since there is no manual setting for shooting video, it works fine (for a full auto video camera). I think that if the video mode had true manual settings I would get it fixed, but it makes no difference in video mode at this point.

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DuhRock Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2011Tue 08-Nov-11 02:11 PM
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#12. "RE: D5100 in Manual mode STUCK"
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San Diego, US
          

I had a similar experience with my D7000 a couple of days ago. I had left bracketing on. Turned it off and back to normal.

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