It's possible that carefully removing and putting back the display could improve things. Best to remove the batteries before doing it.
The readout on mine was not very clear. I removed the top of the finder and could see the long rectangular mirror was dirty. I cleaned all the mirrors and glass surfaces. The display looked great after that. It seems like the problem is intermittent, so probably this will not help, but I did find that my exact eye position made a difference before I cleaned it.Quote:
If its still not bright enough just get another finder.
I once was successful in regaining electrical contact between a flexible-printed-curcuit and an LCD by local heat application.
Nikon refers to it as power switch and it doesn't lock anything.
Right you are, thanks. I should have put quotes around the word "lock"-the button can still be depressed. Also after looking at a diagram it does appear to be a switch and not what I thought it was.
No problem, odd one of the few Nikon factory service manauls I don't have is for the F3, gonna have to get one.
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buying a new top might be cheaper than a repair these days.