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I'm getting an 'Err' error message on the control panel of my Nikon D80 camera every time i press the shutter button. Adjusting any of the settings doesn't seem to make any difference and I've updated to the latest firmware version
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Roger replied 2 years ago.

Roger :

Hi there. My name is Roger, and it would be my pleasure to help with your issue.

Roger :

This error message is a general catch all for the camera. It can be caused by anything from a bad memory card to a sticking shutter. There's a few steps that you can try to get it cleared, but to be totally honest, this usually requires a trip to the shop to be repaired. Here's the steps to try.

Roger :

First, power off the camera and remove the battery, memory card, lens, and any other accessories that may be removable and let it sit for a few minutes. Then try installing new or verified fully charged batteries only and powering it on with no memory card or lens installed.

Roger :

Try pressing the shutter again and see if you can see the mirror flipping up. Also, here's a good step by step troubleshooting guide with pictures that will give you a good indication of what I'm talking about. CLICK HERE

Roger :

I do want to point out that this is a common thing to occur with Nikon cameras when the batteries are dead or the battery has a bad cell and isn't properly holding a charge, so that also could be the case.

Roger :

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else that I can do to assist you. Please don't forget to click accept and leave a positive rating for me. Thanks and have a wonderful day!!!

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