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Mirror Lock Up

My D50, when I switch it on, the menu "Mirror Lock-up" always default set for ON, so everytime I must press shutter release foe few times, the it can shoot normally. And after taking shoot(s), after rest few seconds, it happens again. This problem happened just yesterday afternoon. Could you please inform me what is not right ? any update firmaware for such problem ?

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Re: Mirror Lock Up

I haven't heard of any firmware to fix this but you're not alone. A number of people suffer the problem. Rather than me just copying and pasting try googling "Nikon D50 mirror Lockup problem. There's plenty to read up on. You should find a solution, good luck.

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Sure you did not turn the dial to mirror up?
Always chack all settings on the camera, if something unexpected happens. Like you can press the shutter release button and it won't take a picture. You left the dial in the setting for remote release. I can't believe there is anything wrong with the camera. Just a setting.

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Error. press shutter release button again

most likely cause is failure of the motor in the SQ unit on the side of the mirror box. This ***** the shutter, raises the mirror, and operates the aperture unit. They're made in China, motors are **** This is a very very common problem, and the part is always on back order at Nikon. As Nikon has announced that they are going to stop selling parts - to anyone - in a couple of months you are probably better off sending it to them. Be prepared for a bill a little less than $200.

also if you pressed down really ******* the release to get it to fire, you may also have broken the release switch

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I have a Nikon d50, had it since 2006, I took a picture, heard a weird noise, and now the viewfinder is dark as if I have a lens cap on (I don't!) I took off the lens and saw inside the body of the...

Inside the camera is a mirror which reflects the scene up to the viewfinder. It flips out of the way when you press the shutter button. When the mirror flips up, the shutter opens and exposes the sensor. When you look inside, if the mirror is stuck in an up position, you will not see anything in the viewfinder. However, the mirror is super not touch its surface or try to force it.

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The ERR message indicates a camera malfunction. In my D-90 manual it says that it can be cleared by releasing the shutter. The only way to do that is to turn the camera off and back on. Rarely, that won't work and you have to remove and reinstall the battery.

The manual also says that it this have frequently or persist to contact a Nikon authorized service center. I would contact Nikon tech support at and discuss the problem them before contacting an authorized service center.

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It just doesn't let me take pictures cus of the

First lets try a reset by pressing the menu button for two seconds, if no luck the press both the menu and self timer buttons for 2 seconds... The last reset will reset the camera back to factory default.

If still no luck then remove batteries ,memory card for few minutes. Then remove the lens and check the mirror assembly, do not touch the mirror with your bare hands, use gloves or a plastic utensil. The lens should be down in front of the shutter. If up then try and release but be careful...
After that just fix the battery back in camera and power on. Let me know the result. If the F--- gone the pix the lens and power on again. Then memory card. If you face the error again then the problem occur in memory card & you need to format that. Thanks.

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Shutter needs to be pressed twice in creative zone?

Your camera could be enabled for Mirror Lock-Up, thus needing two presses of the shutter to shoot - first press to lock mirror up till vibration dissipates, second press to activate shutter.

In the menu, go to C.Fn III: Auto Focus/Drive, #7 - turn that off/disable.

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Press MENU and select the pencil icon to get to the Custom Settings Menu.
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[R] Menu Reset: This returns everything below to factory default.

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Hi all - I know its been some time for this thread, but it helped me! When I pressed the shutter release I would hear a high pitch winding - thought it was the shutter and almost took it in for repair. Saw solution #5 - turned the AF switch on the lens to manual and back to auto - took care of the problem completely.

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I'm looking for the source of this same problem. I was able to get my d70 unstuck by:
1. Set to full manual mode.
2. In the menus set mirror lock up to yes and then press shutter release.
3. Turn camera off and then back on

Hope this helps you!

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I was having the same problem.. And since I could not afford to take it to the shop, I tried everything I could think of...
Then I fixed it!!
It seems that the slide door behind the shutter was stuck for some reason... If you remove the lens.. (make sure the camera is in manual mode)... snap a shot so the shutter is up.. then gently slide the panel in the back down....
Once I did that.. the camera was working again.... Hope this easy solution works for you guys....

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