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I have a Nikon d3100 that appears to have internal problems software

Technician's Assistant: How old is your D3100?

Baout six years

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I began to have problems with the the window would go black when the shutter butrto is depresse3d. Then the mode selector switch stopped working. Now the camear is just about dead

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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 7 months ago

Over time, debris can accumulate under the buttons and switches, and eventually they will stop functioning correctly.

A local electronics repair technician can disassemble the camera and clean under the buttons with electronic contact cleaner to get them working again.

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