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Blown Shutter?
Corey Perrine, Photographer
Naples | FL | USA | Posted: 8:40 PM on 12.08.12
->> I recently purchased a high mileage D3s. Tonight while shooting, when I pressed the shutter after a couple hundred clicks, I noticed that it doesn't record an image. The shutter sounds but no image. Anyone experience this problem? I've never have experienced a Nikon blown shutter. Is that the problem? Or is it electronical issues?

Thanks in advance.
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Joseph Brymer, Photographer
Lincolnton | NC | usa | Posted: 10:02 PM on 12.08.12
->> Not a blown shutter, if it was it would still record but you would find pieces of the shutter inside the camera. Typically shows up as a black line in your photos. I've had a couple replaced over the years.
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Jeff Gammons, Photographer
Destin | Fl | USA | Posted: 10:40 PM on 12.08.12
->> Mine went out a week ago and it didn't have any pieces floating around, the shutter was intact, it would make a sound, but the shutter wouldn't move. Best bet is to turn it to 1/30ish and look inside the camera when you shoot. See if the shutter moves. Gears could be stripped or the likes.
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 11:23 PM on 12.08.12
->> Blown shutter... Put a card in the camera, take the lens off and set the camera to B and hold the button down while looking in the mirror box... did the shutter open? You can do the same thing by putting the camera into cleaning mode. Either way it will open the shutter.... any broken blades should be visible.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Naples | FL | USA | Posted: 1:27 AM on 12.09.12
->> Thanks guys.

I did get the shutter open. The mirror goes up properly. However, the back reads the same as if you would format the card and hit the play button "!Folder Contains No Images."

All sounds well but no image is written.

It's just weird that it sounds like it's functioning but not writing any data. I've changed lenses, batteries, CF cards, no dice.

Firmware is up to date 1.01

Did I hit some magical feature thing in the menu that is causing this to happen?

Any other ideas?
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 1:31 AM on 12.09.12
->> What happens if you put the card in a reader or try a tethered output?
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 1:36 AM on 12.09.12
->> The mirror goes up - but does the shutter open? Can you see the sensor?
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 1:38 AM on 12.09.12
->> Another idea - did you try using only 1 card and testing each slot individually? Sounds more like a write error than a shutter issue.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Naples | FL | USA | Posted: 2:05 AM on 12.09.12
->> Thanks guys. I really do appreciate it.

It's going into Nikon.

Found a thread in a forum with someone who had the same issue.

When hitting the Live View button it has a rainbow banded screen. Pretty sure it's a circuit board.

Crossing fingers it isn't too expensive.

Yeah, right. With cameras, it's always expensive.
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