Help needed: D80 Err message


dimsim

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My cousin's D80 suddenly gave him the Err message at top of the LCD panel and t everything seem to be immobilized ! Can't even focus!

Anyone encountered something like that before???
 

jeff7id

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I think this error indicates that the lens doesn't connect properly to the body.

Try this:
1. switch off the camera
2. plug out the lens
3. plug in the lens back until you hear the "click" sound
4. turn on your camera and try to shoot again
 

spree86

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Yes follow what jeffid said, this error is very in D80, together with the F-- error, especially in heavier lenses, mainly due to the camera not detecting the contact points
 

centuaro

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Most likely electronic aperture control is dead. Bring down to nsc for a check
 

bobucw

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Yep.... I had the same prob 2 mths ago. Went down to NSC to change the electronic aperture.
Hi

Am facing this problem now.. :( May I know how much did it cost you and how long did they take to repair ??

Cheers..
 

bobucw

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Hi am using 50mm 1.8 and 18-200mm VR lens

I've tried everything from taking apart the lens, battery, reset, card,.. etc. Nothing works. I guess a trip down to NSC is the only option left.
So,... just wanna know how much approx this will cost. Hopefully its not gonna burn a hole in me wallet. Sigh,... :(
 

kim

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Hi

Am facing this problem now.. :( May I know how much did it cost you and how long did they take to repair ??

Cheers..
If I'm not wrong. Changing the part is cheap. Around $40. But they will charge you a service charge of $120!! :confused:

So total amount to around $160-170 ba.....
 

jeff7id

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Hi am using 50mm 1.8 and 18-200mm VR lens

I've tried everything from taking apart the lens, battery, reset, card,.. etc. Nothing works. I guess a trip down to NSC is the only option left.
So,... just wanna know how much approx this will cost. Hopefully its not gonna burn a hole in me wallet. Sigh,... :(
As you have tried both lenses, and I believe this is not your first time attaching the lens, I suspect that the problem is on the camera itself. This is not surprising happened on an old (aging) body.

Looks like the electronic contact points on the camera need to be fixed.
 

DaveO

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My D80 gives me an error message sometimes with my Tamron 17-50. I don't seem to have any problems with my Nikon lenses. On the Tamron I just twist it a little and I can take a picture.

DaveO
 

JonQuek

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fE E blinking message - Lens aperture not set to minimum. You not be able to do anything. Cant Focus and cant snap.

Set ring to minimum aperure (biggest f-number)

Such messages is also common with D90.

Such error messages can be found in the manual. Hope it can resolve your prob.

Jon
 

Bsim888

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fE E blinking message - Lens aperture not set to minimum. You not be able to do anything. Cant Focus and cant snap.

Set ring to minimum aperure (biggest f-number)

Such messages is also common with D90.

Such error messages can be found in the manual. Hope it can resolve your prob.

Jon
Had similar problem several days back on 50mm 1.8. Didn't realize I've accidentally shifted the aperture ring similar to what you mention here. Tested with 18-200mm, it worked fine, except 50mm 1.8. Then did I realize it's not camera body issue but the lens. Adjusted the 50mm 1.8 to minimum aperture and locked it there.

Works like a charm again. :)
 

Pikaboo

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fren, most likely your aperture control is spoilt. will cost you abt $160++ at NSC....
 

bobucw

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Hi All,...

Yup... Pikaboo is rite. Aperture control died-ed. In ICU now,... how it comes back ok. Sigh,... :eek:(
But jus wanna know... does this kind of thing happen often? So,.. will changing the lens often from 50mm and 18-200mm affects this?... becos of the f/stop ??
How would one "accidentally" shift the aperture ring ??
 

jeff7id

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Hi All,...

Yup... Pikaboo is rite. Aperture control died-ed. In ICU now,... how it comes back ok. Sigh,... :eek:(
But jus wanna know... does this kind of thing happen often? So,.. will changing the lens often from 50mm and 18-200mm affects this?... becos of the f/stop ??
How would one "accidentally" shift the aperture ring ??
For the AFD lens, have you set the aperture ring to the smallest aperture (big number) and locked the ring ? If you have already locked it, you won't accidentally shift the aperture ring.

E.g. for 50mm f/1.8D, set aperture ring to f/22 and push the orange switch to lock it.
 

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