Nikon FM2n Jams on 1/30

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  1. Roundabout

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    Hi

    I have a Nikon FM2n which seems to work fine and really smoothly, until I move the speed dial onto 1/30 sec. It then lets me take the shot, but the shutters remain open and the mirror is locked up and I can't wind the film on. The only way to unjam it is to move the shutter speed dial to 1/500. Then the mirror drops and the curtains close. It seems to work perfectly on all other speeds.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Edit: Actually the same happens on 1/4 and I have to move the speed dial to unjam it. This mainly unjams at 1/60, but sometimes I need to turn the speed dial to other speeds to unjam it.
     
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  2. Robert Ley

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    Couple of questions. Is this a new camera to you? If not, how long have you had the camera and when did this start happening?
    It sounds like a problem for a repair person and if the shutter needs replacing you may be better off getting a different FM2n. Just a suggestion.


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  3. Roundabout

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    Yep, new to me.

    I think I'll send it back. Repair is not worth it.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Robert Ley

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    If you can return the camera...do it.


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  5. E. von Hoegh

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    Sounds like the slow speed governor is dry, a simple enough fix (if that is indeed the problem) with a CLA.
    But if you just bought the thing and it's doing this, return it.
     
  6. Roundabout

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    Thanks folks.
     
  7. RalphLambrecht

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    happened to me with an FE. IN MY CASE, a simple battery replacement did the tric.
     
  8. PhotoJim

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    Alas, that won't work here. The FM2n only uses the battery for the meter. :smile: