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Thread: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

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    Default IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Hello,

    Well to go straight to the point, I was downstairs snapping away at lanterns, sparklers, etc. When I wanted to make my last shot, I noticed that my metering was switched off, which meant to say I was at Bulb mode. But when I looked at my shutter dial, it was at the word ASA/ISO! My shutter dial had gone wrong! I took a closer look at it and I realised that one side was lower than the other, ie. it had sunk in. Moreover, the piece of plastic that stated the ISO/ASA and shutter speed was loose. I could spin it around without actually turning the dial.

    Other than that, everything else is working fine. I think the only problem is the shutter dial.

    The problem is, this camera was produced over 20 years ago and I'm not sure if there are any replaceable parts. I'm thinking of going to the Nikon Service Centre tomorrow but I sure hope it won't be a wasted trip. Worse comes to worst, is it possible to change this dial with the FM3A one?

    I'm in terrible distress! This is the first time I used my FM2n out for shooting and it's broken!

    Any help greatly greatly appreciated.

    In distress,
    Tim.
    Last edited by LordAeRo; 18th September 2005 at 10:13 PM.

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Dun worry,

    there are many repair shops in peninsular area,they will be able to fix it.

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Hi kex,

    Thanks for the reply. Do you think it would be better to go to the Nikon Service Centre or Peninsular first? By the way, is the Nikon Service Centre the one at Chang Charn Road, at Shiriro House?

    How much do you guys think the repair cost would be?

    Thanks,
    Tim.

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    mech camera not many things to go wrong
    small matter
    repair shop can fix nothing to worry

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    You might wanna try the Camera Hospital at Sunshine Plaza.
    For the older cameras, Nikon Service Centre may no longer have the expertise and spare parts to do the servicing. :P

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    ya,look for steven at the camera hospital Sunshine plaza ground level,
    u pay more for the same fix at Nikon centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordAeRo
    Hi kex,

    Thanks for the reply. Do you think it would be better to go to the Nikon Service Centre or Peninsular first? By the way, is the Nikon Service Centre the one at Chang Charn Road, at Shiriro House?

    How much do you guys think the repair cost would be?

    Thanks,
    Tim.
    Dun need to go Nikon Service Center lar .. go to camera repair shop .. est ard 100+/- ..
    AMPA * WPPI * J team

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Before going to the repair shop, this could just be a loose shutterspeed dial......when you turn the knob does it still click? Chekc if all speeds are working fine. Then make sure it is clicked at one end of the range (eg. B) and try if the shutterspeed is correct (so it mus be bulb mode). If all is fine, just glue the dial on, lah!

    If this si not the case, check if the small silver dial in the center of the speeddial is loose....if you are not sure, then bring it to a camera repair shop, like Camera workshop or Camera Hospital. Good luck!

    HS

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Sounds like a loose screw inside the dial. Check around for quotes before committing to repair.

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    This also happened to my Nikon F301, 3 years ago, the main dial dropped out and now retired into my antique camera squad.

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    Default Re: IMMEDIATE help for FM2n.

    Hi dont be too stress over it...manual cam are usually repairable.

    send it to some good hands and they will settle it for you..

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