Did my D80 just die on me?

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  1. kami

    kami TPF Noob!

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    Every time I press the shutter I get an "err" message and the camera will not take pics anymore.

    Is it worth getting it repaired? Or should I just click the D300s "checkout" button on my B&H cart?
     
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    D300.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Is your lens seated firmly on the body, and the lens aperture ring set to minimum aperture? Do you have a memory card in the camera?
     
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    Sound's like your shutter has failed.
     
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    it's either your lens is not on properly or shutter is messed up.. get the d300s!
     
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    Hi Kami , like what Derrel and Iray said , check your lens first. Also , if you are using a battery grip , switch the batteries around or test the camera without the grip first.

    I had similar experience. My d80 would show ERR and also I noticed the battery meter switching at random between full and empty. Later I realized that the camera / battery grip doesn't work if left battery is empty even though the right one is full.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tried removing the battery and reinstalling it?

    My D200 did this after I subjected it to -55degC. It finally seized and produced ERR. After I warmed it and removed the battery I heard a click of the mirror re-seating and put the battery back in and it was all good again.

    But yes otherwise it does sound like it may be dead.
     
  8. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There is a Nikon Authorized Repair shop in San Antonio on the following list:

    Nikon Authorized Repair List

    At the least, get an estimate on a repair.
     
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    Yes, yes, and yes.

    I've tried removing the battery and lens, tried other lenses, nothing works. Oh well, i'll check out repair prices.
     
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    Forest Power Ranger TPF Noob!

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    I think that's the camera gods way of telling you to upgrade :)
     
  11. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You do realize that the body isn't warrantied for those conditions, don't you?

    The Nikon will be fine, I mean yours! ;)
     
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    the checkout button is your friend.
     

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