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D5100 Multi selector Up button not always working


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killer133

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This seems to have occurred after a soda spill on my D5100. Everything else seems to be working normally.

 

The 'Up' button on my multi selector is not always working: in menus I cannot move up to an item I have moved past; when I am viewing an image "full screen" the 'Up' button does not display the image info.

 

However, if I view an image and zoom in, the up arrow moves me up the zoomed image, as expected. Similarly if I am in 'Live View' the up arrow will move the focus selection.

 

I have reset the Shooting and Playback menus.

 

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

 

Steve



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If this is a new issue since spilling the soda it may need to be looked at by a pro.  Some of the soda my have damaged the circuitry for that button. I would think just a simple splash wouldn't have affected it like that but Murphy works in mysterious ways.



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And, it can get worse over time as the bits of soda that got inside corrode the electronics inside.  A trip to the shop seems like the best if not only choice...



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I find it difficult to believe there is more than one contact in the up button, so that says to me that this is a more serious issue than a ruined button.

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The D5100 being an older model you may find that the cost for a cost estimation - not to say the fix - might be more important than buying a second hand D5100 camera in working condition.

If this proves correct - and only then and if acceptable to you - I would try to give the camera a second spill on the same place with a de-oxydant for electronics. I am not saying it will help, but might do so.

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I would try to give the camera a second spill on the same place with a de-oxydant for electronics. I am not saying it will help, but might do so.


Certainly worth a try... but the fact that button works in some modes and not others suggest a logic issue.

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Thank you all for suggestions and excuse my sloth in replying. 
 
I had taken the camera into my local well regarded camera store. I may take the camera back in and speak to a different staff member, as the help offered wasn't particularly helpful.
 
Failing that I'll try the de-oxydant for electronics road, see how the camera responds. And then if it doesn't fix it, a new camera I guess.
 
Thanks again everyone.
 
Steve

And, it can get worse over time as the bits of soda that got inside corrode the electronics inside.  A trip to the shop seems like the best if not only choice...

 

"Growing Older, but not Up" Jimmy Buffett  

 

'scuse me going off topic - we saw JB for the first time in Nashville, NFL Draft weekend. What a weekend. And have tix to see him in London in September.

 

Fins to the left!!

 

Steve



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If the soda contained sugar you need to use water to get rid of it. Apolar solvents doesn't dissolve sugar unfortunately. Use water as a last resort.