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SNAPEYE Registered since 27th Sep 2013Fri 27-Sep-13 08:14 PM
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"Shutter problems with D3100 "


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I'm not able to use my camera. I have an 'Error Press shutter release button again' message but when I do nothing happens.When I removed my lens and looked inside as I pressed the shutter I could see only one side of the shutter was lifting. I've only had it 2 and1/2 yrs. I wonder how common a problem it is as I talked to someone recently who had same message (his was only 1 yr old and out of warranty)and when they sent it away to Nikon the reply was that moisture had got in and corroded it.
I don't want to have to spend money to get the same answer so think I might upgrade and buy a new body. This is my first Nikon SLR I've always bought Olympus so disappointed.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sat 28-Sep-13 03:30 PM
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The error message you see, I believe, can be from numerous causes, but from other posts I've read, I usually means a repair is in order. Things fail from any maker.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 28-Sep-13 04:12 PM
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#2. "RE: Shutter problems with D3100 "
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Hi Sylvia,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear about the problem with your D3100.
Unfortunately anything electronic or mechanical can fail at any time, regardless of brand.
I would send the camera to Nikon Service or a Nikon Authorized Service Station and get an estimate (free). Then you will be able to make an informed decision.
It is usually much cheaper to have the camera repaired than replacing it.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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SNAPEYE Registered since 27th Sep 2013Sun 29-Sep-13 11:12 AM
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Thanks for your reply. You're probably right and good to know I can get a free estimate. I have enjoyed the camera and it's a good size for travelling with. I still think it's a too much of a coincidence that this model seems to have had shutter problems from the start.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sun 29-Sep-13 02:14 PM
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I've never heard anything about the D3100 having any sort of widespread shutter issues. Your friend's issue from moisture and yours are probably completely different. The error message you got shows up for a variety of issues, not just the shutter.

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SNAPEYE Registered since 27th Sep 2013Sun 20-Oct-13 12:27 PM
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I've had it repaired and I'm due to collect it. The repairer thinks I must have knocked it. That's the trouble with plastic bodies I guess.
The repair was cheaper than buying a new body and ut's fully serviced so hopefully it will go on for a few more photographic expeditions.
Thanks for your help

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 20-Oct-13 07:31 PM
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Hi Sylvia,

Glad to hear your D3100 is up and running again.
While the plastic bodies are very tough, the metal bodies are made to take more abuse.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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