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Everything on control panel is flashing. Can't operate camera.

Everything on control panel flashes even when camera is turned off. Can't call up menu or otherwise use camera.

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  • shirley brand Jan 10, 2013

    All the settings are flashing and the control panel won't stop flashing even after i turn off the camera. The battery runs down and it finally stops flashing. Can't call up the menu or any other features while the flashing goes on.

  • shirley brand Jan 18, 2013

    I say "no" onloy because it looks like the camera is toast. I did try6 the suggested steps without success. I think it is probably more logical to buy a used D80 body and not face the expense and aggravation of having Nikon look at/fix the camera. I have had several years of successful family photography with the D80 so am not that unhappy about deciding to give up on the camera. I often think that technology can make life more complicated than they need to be.

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Hi Shirley,

It sounds like your camera's CPU is stuck in a loop. First, I'd remove and transfer any pictures on the SD card in a card reader connected to your computer, followed by formatting the card. Leave the SD card out of the D80. Set the power switch on the D80 to "off" and install a freshly charged battery. If it is still flashing, a "Full Reset" may help.

Nikon recommends that a full reset be done only under direction of Nikon staff. The procedure is outlined along with graphics on this page under "Full reset". I suggest calling Nikon support to see if they think this procedure (or maybe another that they have) will solve the problem.

Nikon Technical Support

8AM - 12AM (Eastern)
7 days a week

1-800-Nikon-US
1-800-645-6687

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

  • Steve Jan 18, 2013

    You can't go wrong with the D7000 - I've owned a D70 and upgraded to the D80 and finally to the D7000. A lot of the improved technology is useable - I love the high ISO settings. Call Nikon first tho - make sure they don't have a simple fix for the D80. Good luck!

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