When depressing the shutter release button half way "ERR" flashes on screen. New 18-200VR lens does not seem to work. Camera does not take any pictures. Please advised as soon as possible I am leaving for a trip in a day and need to take camera along.
First tried another lens 55-200VR. When camera was turned on the ERR flashed on display as well. This let me know that this is a camera malfunction.
I then proceeded to released the shutter by fully depressing the shutter release button.
It now appears to work well.
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The "r16" in the display is not an error code. It is simply informing you of the number of exposures that can be held in the camera's internal high speed memory before shooting would have to stop while the D90 transfers the pictures to the memory card. If you held the shutter release, you could watch the r16 value decilne by one for each exposure (r15, r14, r13, etc.).
Page 256 of the D90 User's manual indeed shows the Err error
code, and defines it as a "Camera Malfunction", "Release shutter. If
error persists or appears frequently, consult Nikon-authorized service
representative." The "err" error code is a generic error. The
camera has detected a problem, but it doesn't know exacly what, similiar to the fEE code. The "err"
code could be camera / lens contacts or it could be a
circuit board or even shutter failure. You've already tried the common contact cleaning fix (that never seems to solve the problem) without any luck, so you might have to call Nikon Support and arrange for service.
Flashing "F--" means the camera is not recognizing the lens or a non CPU lens is attached. Try manual mode. Taake battery out of camera, remove lends and clean electrical contacts on lens and camera body with moistened swab, Put back together. Remove battery with camera "ON" and hold down shutter button for about 30 seconds. Put battery back in and turn on. Then Press hardware reset button on camera bottom.
Hi cpereira27, the manual states on page 132 "press shutter-release button again. If error persists, consult with Nikon authorized service representative". Something else to try is to reset the camera, you will find how to at the bottom of page 129.
You need a new shutter box.
It may be worth cleaning the contacts on both camera and lens. Clean the contacts in the lens mount using a fiberglass "pencil"
designed specifically for cleaning contacts. These are available at
just about any photo supply store/firm.
Today I was taking photos and the camera quit...the top display says err. The book says release shutter, but I push the shutter and it does nothing but make a little click and the err stays. I took the lens off, and the camera does look like the shutter is open or something.