Problem with light meter in Nikon FM2

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Chuck, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    I have an FM2 that is in excellent condition, with one exception. This
    camera has been in storage for about 15 years (without batteries) and
    I just took it out to use it. Everything works fine, except the light
    meter LEDs won't show. I tried 2 different sets of new batteries, no
    luck. I know the meter worked the day I put the camera away. It is as
    if the electronics "aged" just sitting there and no longer work. Does
    this make sense? Is there some trick I forgot to turning on the meter?
    (I know I have to move the film winder a bit.)

    Thanks in advance,
    Chuck Connell
    Chuck, Dec 31, 2003
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  2. Chuck

    Mike Guest

    Did you press the release?
    Mike, Dec 31, 2003
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  3. Chuck

    Pete Guest

    Did you wind on to frame 1? Maybe it won't work while the counter is on the
    leader frames; some other Nikons do this. Then, press the shutter release
    halfway. -Pete
    Pete, Dec 31, 2003
  4. Chuck

    Phil Cole Guest

    Don't know about the FM2, but the FE2 won't turn the light meter on
    until the film counter has advanced to position 1 (so you have to trip
    the shutter and wind on about 3 times after you load film/close the
    back). could be the same for the FM2 ....

    Hope that helps,

    Phil Cole, Jan 7, 2004
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