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Old 24.01.2011, 16:58
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Re: Nikon D3100 mirror jammed

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LiB, stop derailing my thread. Scumbag.

Believe it or not, I'm actually not trying to be funny OR frivolous. Hard as it may be to believe.
..well, I'd take it back to the store if I were you.
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:04
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Re: Nikon D3100 mirror jammed

Did you try a hard / factory reset?
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:08
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Did you try a hard / factory reset?
That was mentioned in the some of the threads I'd seen, but couldn't work out how to (maybe I should read the manual)
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:10
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Re: Nikon D3100 mirror jammed

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That was mentioned in the some of the threads I'd seen, but couldn't work out how to (maybe I should read the manual)
I had a look, some fora say this:

Two of the buttons on the camera have green dots or green labels next to them. Press and hold them for a few seconds and your camera will be reset to factory defaults.

Depends on the type/version you have, some have the green points, some don't.
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:17
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That was mentioned in the some of the threads I'd seen, but couldn't work out how to (maybe I should read the manual)
Two of the buttons on the camera will each have a green dot next to them. Pressing and holding these two buttons will reset the camera to defaults.

Also you could remove the battery. I've had to do this a couple of times to restore a camera to sanity, but judging by the error message you're getting, and the fact that when you press the shutter release the mirror moves a little, I do fear it's in need of major surgery.
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Before I head of back to Media Markt, I was wondering if any of you photographic types know of a simple fix for a problem on my brand new Nikon D3100.
I wanted to take some photos at the Ballon Festival in Chateua d'Oex yesterday, but I got a message along the lines of "Error! Press shutter button and release" on the LCD and couldn't take any photos. I removed the lens and the mirror seems to be stuck, it just moves slightly in place when I press the shutter button. I had a look online and this seems to be not an uncommon problem on Nikons. Any ideas? I only bought it 2 weeks ago .
this is a common problem for nikons. the fix is quite simple:

step 1: put camera into the bin
step 2: buy a canon

more seriously, the mirror could be jammed mechanically or due to low temperatures etc. normally, i would try to unjam by physically moving the mirror myself by hand and seeing what is wrong (e.g. mechanical problem) or whether there is an electrical problem.

seeing as it is new, you might want to return it and get another camera.

EDIT: i googled it for you and found this:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/d40slr/...7608920360100/

and one fix (looks like mechanical issue with gear):

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I Solve It... Hi Guys, I had the same problem few months ago, after reading some similar posts and trying all suggestions I finally took my D40X to Nikon, they spent two weeks in diagnostics to finally said that will cost me 150$ and 6 more weeks, I got my camera back and I try it and it was working perfectly.. but...yesterday, after some months I got the same error, and here is the solution .
I took off the 8 screws at the botton plate and the screw hidden at the edge near the batery (you have to take off the battery).
After taking off the botton plate I saw a red gearwheel and I move it in any direction.. then I put the battery and Viola!!.. worked... then I put back the botton plate... seems that the gear is part of the mechanics of the shutter that probably was stuck.
I Hope this helps, but remember my D40X was out of guaranty, because of that I dared to open it.
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some people try to lube it it up to reduce time before it happens again:
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i had the issue, for me was not enough oiling the RED wheel, so i had to unscrew the back plane (where display and buttons is mounted, dotn be afraid, display doesnt "fall" and buttons dont "missalign"just dont pull it too far, because there is of course a flexi-bus atached to the screen)
so, after removing back plate, u can unscrew the 2 screws to relase the metal plate in the botton side, and then access the WHITE wheel, which i oiled, and then Nikon re-lived
(actually, oiling the red got me to shoot 3-4 times and got stucked again)

SO - SUMMARY

- for some people, red wheel is enough, for others, both wheels
- make a drawing of the plate-holes-screws, take out screws one by one and cello-tape them to its position in the drawing u did. its the best way not to confuse long/short screws and not to lost them !!
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