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Camera will not take pictures

My nikon d80 randomly decided that it won't take pictures. We have a small studio set up in our office to take on the fly packaging and product photos, and after talking to others in the office, this problem has crept up before. Nobody seems to know why, or how it happened or got fixed, so I'm turning to you for help. I'll describe the problem as it happened to me today. I placed our memory card into the camera while it was apparently locked. No big deal, unlock memory card and start again. Now however, I can not get the camera to take a picture. I get everything set up, change my f-stop and exposure settings, go to press the button to snap the photo, and the camera does nothing. It won't even auto focus. So I go to the connected remote to snap the photo. The auto focus works off of the remote, but still the camera refuses to take a picture. I even thought I heard muffled laughter coming from the camera's innards. Can you please help? Please? Please? Thank you, Matt

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  • matthew_krue May 28, 2009

    Nope. In fact, it feels like there is no resistance with the button when I try to press it down. Also, when I turn it off, the display screen flashes on and off. Any ideas?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there Matt.
    Does the camera take pictures with the memory card out?


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Check the Lens switch for A/M (auto/Manual focus), also check the front bottom right of camera, there is a switch, set it to AF also. Hope that helps

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