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    The symptoms you describe indicate that it needs some routine maintenance.
    Just like a car, these mechanical thingies need periodic attention.
    Take it to a qualified professional and have it serviced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Breedlove View Post
    It seems to be working now except for the mirror only comes back down half the way ...
    Given that, I agree with Brad. Something sounds gummed up.

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    Typical Nikon problem and pretty much any other camera that is that age and sat around, the lube they use dries up and gets sticky.
    Weigh the cost of sending to a good repair facility to getting another one, FEs are going dirt cheap these day. I would put it on ebay and list like everyone else "only used in photography class, only shot 10 rolls,minty etc"

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    Oh yeah, I gotta buy something from fstop asap.

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    Sarcasm, you know about that... right?

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    Yeah, I do. That went about 700 feet above my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstop View Post
    Sarcasm, you know about that... right?
    Doesn't work very well with the written word.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    You have to to have the sarcasm filter set to "yes" to allow. Some times snide comments will inadvertantly be filtered.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
    And sleep to dream till day
    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    I might take it in someday and have it cleaned etc. However I can get a Nikon F3Hp from KEH for about $200 in EX condition. I think my money and time would be better spent that way. Shame because this little FE is in such great shape otherwise. I was hoping to take it with me to Vietnam in May but now even if I get it clean I don't think I can trust it. So the F100 be all alone most likely for this trip. Maybe that and a small digital.

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    Once I got my FE running reliably I used it as backup to my F3. The more I use it, though, the more often I grab it -- often instead of the F3. But for a trip like your Vietnam trip it is most important that you have a camera with you that you KNOW is reliable.

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