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Nikon R8 footage counter doesn't reset, need repair or not?


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#1 ZHAOYANG CHANG

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:11 AM

I just bought a Nikon R8 yesterday; after runing a cart, the footage counter didn't reset as it should be.

I have two questions.

1) Will it damage the camera if I  run the camera with the counter always at the end.

2)Where can I get it fixed in Europe? Is it posible to fix it by myself?


Edited by ZHAOYANG CHANG, 02 February 2014 - 03:15 AM.

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#2 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hi,

 

in most cameras it's only a simple pin in the cartridge-chamber that resets the counter when the pin gets relieved (when removing the exposed cart). In some other cameras the mechanism is connected to the cartridge-chamber's door. In any case it's very likely that the pin/mechanism simply got stuck due to its age and might work again on its own after a few carts. (Or after being cleaned by you with canned air.)

 

Some examples:

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(The Canon's "sound-pin" might also be used to reset the counter.)

 

Jörg


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