Originally Posted by blumoon
Thanks for all your replies.
I've tried all of the above suggestions.
With and without film in the camera.
Batteries are new and tested.
The film speed shows in the meter, and the red light flashes when I push the shutter with the timer on.
May have to sell it for parts.
I have several F3s that are used a lot. They are tough cameras. I suggest you check to see if the camera is jammed. I never had that problem in many years of use, with both body only and, MD4 attached. It's worth a look, before you sell it for parts.
I have 3 working bodies that get regular service. I have one body, that looks new, that's a parts camera. I paid $160 for it several years ago. It arrived dead and too expensive to fix. So, I got a $110 refund. I needed an HP prism. So, I got a prism and, a looks new dead body, for $50.
Good luck with yours, they are great cameras, and, they made a lot of them.