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This is not a do it yourself project. Call the Nikon Service Department at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will tell you how to return your camera for repair and will provide you with an estimate of charges.
Even if I could tell you what you broke without looking at your camera, which I cannot, you would not be able to do the repair yourself. Call the Nikon Service Department at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. They will tell you how to proceed to get a repair estimate.
The only reason the camera will be taking dark photos is when it is under exposing the image taken. This can be due to the exposure compensation set to under expose the metered exposure. Make sure the expsosure compensation is set to '0' or increase it to compensate for the dark photos.
Also inaccurately metering a scene (such as a high contrast scene) can easily fool the meter into under exposing, especially outdoors.
Hi It is possible that the EV control has been switched on. This will look like this +/- and is usally set to 0. Try that perhaps. I am uncertain what you mean by MANUAL since if it is true manual control of exposure the whole point is that you can select the level of brightness you want. Best of luck marti
I have had "dark pictures" from each of my Nikon DSLR (D70, D80, D200, D300) cameras usually when taking pictures from a tripod and/or the self timer. Situations where you take your eye away from the viewfinder which allows stray light to enter thru the viewfinder and throw the auto exposure way off. Not sure if this is what is happening to you.
In your manual you will find how to change the display format (picture only, histogram, etc.). The time it's taking to display your image "might" be that your memory card is getting quite full and you're shooting large images. I shoot a D80 and it uses an SD card. Make sure you but a fast memory card if your camera does not buffer the inage before writing it to your memory card.