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Nikon D70 - err - won't take picture

The camera says err on the top display. When I try to take a picture, sometimes it won't work at all (little soft click) and other times it makes a very strange, slow shutter sound and still won't take the picture. I took off the lens and the mirror seems to be flipped in an incorrect position. I tried different lenses and it had the same problem.

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  • sarahd88 Oct 05, 2007

    I tried it, nothing happened. I ended up having to send it in :(

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    i reset my camera but this problem was not solved

  • joshihc Nov 17, 2007

    The camera says err on the top display. When I try to take a picture, sometimes it won't work at all (little soft click) ,flash on and other times it makes a very strange, slow shutter sound and still won't take the picture. I took off the lens and the mirror seems to be flipped in an incorrect position.

  • parkej4 Feb 07, 2008

    after over two years of perfect use and just having taken some great shots the day before and morning of, I'm getting the "ERR" message too. I push the button to take a picture and it's like it gets half way then stops. I too have taken off the lens and found that it's all black (i'm seeing the backs of things I believe) so the mirror doesn't seem to be flipping properly. I then can hit the button as if taking a second picture and the mirror flips back like normal (when I take the lens off again) and the shutter sound finishes, except that the picture obviously wasn't taken. Where my camera is decidedly out of warrentee I'm scared to try to "send it in". I've tried recharging the battery, and both the two button and one button (on the bottom of the camera) resets. Any thoughts?!

  • panju Apr 06, 2008

    after 3 years of great photography, i am paralysed by this notorious error "ERR", i am midst of holiday in USA and will shortly travelling to Paris. Pls advise the best cost effective solution

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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.

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IT SOLVE MY ISSUE!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, i have the problem for half a year and a simple reset solve my problem

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First perform a full camera reset. Let me know what happens after that.

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Not cards not lenses !! IT'S .proper camera maintenance .....DUST DUST DUST.....

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Mine wasnt taking a picture either and was making a strange soft clicking noise. It just happened to be on self-timer mode. Try turning that off and seeing if it works. =]

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