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D5200 Shutter does not function unpredictibly. Neither

Customer Question

D5200 Shutter does not function unpredictibly. Neither rebooting camera nor switching shooting modes will activate shutter. Only thing that works is to open the 3" viewfinder and engaging the lever aside the shooting mode selector before snapping the photo.
Video shooting in Auto mode not functioning at all. Camera bought a year and a half ago new.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing happens when pressing the shutter release button except when using the external viewfinder. The lens motor seems to be responding to the autofocus however those occasions when the shutter will not function, focus points in the manual viewfinder do not appear.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

The electrical contacts beneath the button can wear out over time, or moisture and grease can seep in and coat the contacts, preventing them from working all the time.

The camera will need to be disassembled and the electrical contacts can first be inspected and cleaned to see if that works.

If the contacts are worn out or damaged then the button assembly will need to be replaced.

A local electronics or camera repair shop can do this for you - it is a fairly common repair; or you can return the camera to Nikon for repair:

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