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"RE: F4s Issues"

Kav Registered since 04th Feb 2012
Mon 30-Apr-12 04:31 AM | edited Mon 30-Apr-12 04:44 AM by Kav

>Hi Patrick,
>Welcome to Nikonians!
>Did you check the voltage of each battery?
>Inside the battery compartment in the grip there is a Ni-Cd /
>LR 6 switch. Assuming that you are not using Ni Cad batteries
>is the switch set to LR 6?
>With the shutter speed dial set to "T" try rotating
>the shutter speed dial to another shutter speed then lightly
>pressing the shutter release button again. That should return
>the mirror to the down position and advance the film to the
>next frame.
>Is the film in the camera DX coded?
>If not or if there is no film in the camera pressing the
>shutter release button will cause the Alert LED to blink and
>the shutter to Lock.
>Try setting the ISO manually.
>Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

I did not check the voltage of each batteries, but I have put two fresh sets of batteries from different packages. So I don't think that's the issue. But I will try to get a volt meter and check them.

I have the MB-21 battery back, and have not seen a Ni-Cd/LR6 switch anywhere. It does have a set of test lights marked for Ni-Cd/LR6, but it lights up showing that batteries are charged.

***edit***: I did find the switch, it was set to LR6. So it's as it should be, but the camera still does not work.

The film is DX coded, but I have also tried it with no film in the camera and manually setting the ISO, but it did the same thing.

The mirror works like it should, but the shutter would not fire unless it was *not* on "T". Now it does not fire at all. But the battery pack says it has power. I am going to disassemble to clean and check everything again.

I like the camera, but with the cost to repair it I'd be better off buying another one.

A general, generic topic F4s Issues [View all] , Kav , Sun 22-Apr-12 09:25 PM
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