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Nikon FE shutter only works in M90 or bulb

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Hi,

I scoured this forums to try to find a solution to my problem. There are many threads about the shutter or mirror lock up on here but none seem to cover what I am experiencing.

My grand-father gave me his old Nikon FE. It has been in storage for many years so I checked the batteries, clean contacts and new batteries the correct orientation. Battery check lights up red and the camera meters (needle moves when I put my hand in front of my lens. All other functions of the camera seem to work.

My problem is when I try any other setting than M90 or B. When I press the shutter on 125 lets say, the mirror flips up and stays there. The foam seems in good condition and does not seem to stick. (M90 operation work great). The only way to flip the mirror down is to turn the shutter dial to M90.

Normally this would indicate dead batteries but I've verified them with a multi meter and they both read 1.55v.

I am not sure if this affects anything, but I am missing the plastic ''clip'' or guide-piece (black plastic piece) of the battery door, so I put in my batteries in the camera and then thread on the ''door'' with a coin. They don't sound loose.

Thanks again,

Mark

 


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