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  1. #1
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    ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    My Nikon D5100 did not complete shooting the last photo I took, and it suddenly gave me an error message. It tells me to release the shutter button. I was shooting in live view mood and with the flash off. I have tried pressing the shutter button many times to no avail. I also tried recharging the battery and switching out the SD card. Nothing has worked.

    I thought this thread would finally give me the solution, however my situation is a little different
    after looking at my camera's mirror. My mirror is stuck in the upward position instead of the downward position. I can push the mirror down (or open) but then snaps up again (or closes). Do you guys have any clues as to how to fix this problem? I don't want to send it to Nikon if I can fix it myself since I think the camera is out of warranty.

    Here's the current state of my camera taken with a flash. The arrow points to the mirror.

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  2. #2
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    Make sure you do not have the mirror set on mirror lock up. I don't know about the D5100, but on the D3000 and D7000, there is a menu option to lock up the mirror. Also, be sure you don't have your camera set for "live view." I know that locks up the mirror, also. Just some suggestions. I hope it helps.
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    Barbara

  3. #3
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by piperbarb View Post
    Make sure you do not have the mirror set on mirror lock up. I don't know about the D5100, but on the D3000 and D7000, there is a menu option to lock up the mirror. Also, be sure you don't have your camera set for "live view." I know that locks up the mirror, also. Just some suggestions. I hope it helps.
    I was shooting in live view when the shutter button stopped working. If the mirror got stuck during that, how do I release it from live view? I played around with the live view lever, but it didn't change anything.
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  4. #4
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    Make sure you depress the live view lever completely. Although this may sound dumb, be sure you have the camera turned on when you push the live view lever. Have you tried to do a reset all settings? What about pulling out the battery and putting it back in? Just some suggestions.
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    Barbara

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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by piperbarb View Post
    Make sure you depress the live view lever completely. Although this may sound dumb, be sure you have the camera turned on when you push the live view lever. Have you tried to do a reset all settings? What about pulling out the battery and putting it back in? Just some suggestions.
    Yeah, I've tried all of those options. Reset all setting is pressing the menu and info buttons at once, right?
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    I have read about this before. I'm a bit rushed for time now, but will see if I can find the post I read and get back to you.
    Last edited by Epoc; 05-05-2013 at 08:57 AM.
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    I think it might be a trip the a repairer. All the links I found the mirror get stuck down on the stop, not up. Sorry I couldn't help.
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    Ian

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    All the 7's: D700, D7000 x 2, D70 + A heap of other Nikon stuff, Sigma stuff, Tokina stuff, and Tamron stuff
    And now a Fuji X10

  8. #8
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    Do you guys have any advice on finding a good Nikon repair shop? Do you like to send it to a Nikon certified place or the Nikon company? I'd like to find an affordable repair.
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  9. #9
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    Re: ERROR: shutter release button, mirror stuck

    I use a Nikon D7000.I had the same problem with mirror stuck upwards. I just used my finger to slowly push the mirror to the right position! It worked for me!
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