Nikon D90 shutter releases intermittently on all programs

January 1, 2015 at 15:09:07
Specs: Windows 7
Just started to work intermittently Switching off/on sometime works only. Have tried removing Battery and makes no difference. Selecting single Slow and Fast release makes no difference

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#1
January 1, 2015 at 17:33:27
Sounds like a mechanical fault, which I'm afraid cannot be fixed by anything you try from the ouside.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 2, 2015 at 11:06:37
Thanks Derek. Sounds like a biggy. I am in New Zealand, any recommendation for Service Agent? Have shot off a few pix last night and all worked ok. Regards onyxx

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#3
January 2, 2015 at 12:21:22
No, I'm in the UK so we couldn't be much further apart. I have a sister in the now devastated Christchurch but maybe you are from the north island.

The trouble with this sort of fault is you don't know if it might get better, worse, or stay the same long term.

Keep watching just in case but I don't know of any regular helpers from NZ. We have one from Perth Australia but that's not exactly handy for you either.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
January 3, 2015 at 10:45:34
Hi Derek, this is my first foray into a long distance discussion on Nikon D90 and I am grateful for you to respond. I went to cover our annual Black Swamp Rod Run (mostly American Muscle Cars) yesterday and most of the time Camera was perfect, but towards the end it started to lock up again.Switching off and on did fix it, so go figure.
Thanks for trying, but you are right the distances are a bit challenging.
Best regards .... Paul
PS. whats your main interest in photography?

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#5
January 3, 2015 at 11:41:49
Aha, seems I was right about the north island then - managed to place "the rod run" not so very far from Auckland. Hate to admit it but my real photography interest goes back to when cameras had rolls of films and F numbers - even managed to win the odd prize. Since then it's just been digital "snaps" of the family plus old tramcars (trolleys), mainly preserved, which are a quaint interest of mine.

Sounds like your shutter mechanism is a bit dry, hence it fails after a period of use. Unfortunately sorting out those sort of faults is specialised. I don't recommend attempting a fix but one thing I learned is to discharge the flash capacitor before you work on cameras, otherwise your fingers zap the electronics.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 3, 2015 at 20:36:10
Yep, sounds familiar, and thanks for the discharge tip - not that I would have attempted it. I know where you are, have had 35mm Nikon F, FTE, F2 Photomic, 120 RolleiTLR and KOWA 6 and 5x4 Linhof on both Glass and Film in my past. Now only Nikon 95 on 35mm JPEG and RAW.
Recently shot a Tram(?) at a place called Dargaville positioned on Front Lawn.

Jeers....Paul


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