Having problems with your Nikon D300 Digital Camera ?

Nikon D300s shutter button not working intermittently. Have to turn off and on to get back to work. It's not a focus problem. I've been using this camera daily for a year.

\015 At times, when I press the shutter button, it will not fire. Sometimes if I persist, it will then fire several times consecutively. Usually, I have to turn it off and on to get it to fire again. This just started happening. I have used this camera almost daily for the last year in the studio. It happens when sync'd to a strobe or without outdoors as well. It is not a focusing problem. Thanks for any help!\015

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Sounds like you have a bad release switch. The switch is a bunch of stacked rectangular metal leaves, and they develop metal fatigue or just crack with heavy use. Unfortunately Nikon stopped selling parts July 13th, 2012 so you are pretty much out of luck trying to fix it yourself or find a reasonably priced independent servicer to fix it for you. [You might get lucky and find one that still has the part in stock, or find someone selling them on Ebay]. You will most likely have to send it to Nikon. Good luck.
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