Nikon F3 with problematic meter\shutter

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by mikeivnitsky, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Hi!

    I got a nikon F3 which works ok part of the time, doesn't work at all sometimes
    (only the manual speed lever) and works like batteries are low some of the time
    (1/80 and down). I tried changing the batteries and it didn't help. The turn
    on\off button shows the red dot so it's on.

    Any suggestions.
  2. clean and rub all the battery terminals with a eraser.
  3. it seems clena - but I will give it a try
  4. I had the same problem for ages, then I found out that there was a problem with using the single larger battery recommended for the F3. Use two button-size batteries, instead. (Sorry, I don't have the battery size numbers handy, but they are specified in the owner's manual.) Since I changed to using the two button batteries, I've never had the problem again. And, acutally, the button battries are a lot easier to find! Apparently Nikon had a service notice about this, but not many technicians were aware of it.
  5. I should add that my camera is an F3HP.
  6. I use two batteries and the eraser didn't help.

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