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When trying to use my camera with ring flash, and 105 macro, an r17 error displays. I know It has something to do with the buffer memory, but still, It doesnot work. can anybody help me

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I have the same problem with mine, unbelievable. desparate!

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The F-- error means the Auto Focus in the lens can't communicate with the CPU in the camera. Because you also have problems with the flash not popping up, I'm not optimistic that you can fix this yourself. Odds are high that you will need to send it in for repair.

The F-- error could be caused by many things. First, try removing and replacing the lens - the contacts between the lens and the camera may not be connected properly. Also try shutting the camera off and removing the battery, then replacing the battery and turning the camera back on (rebooting the camera) as this sometimes helps. If neither of these help, the next step is to remove the lens and carefully (CAREFULLY) clean the contacts on both the lens and the camera. Gently rub the contacts with a clean pencil eraser and hold the item upside down over a table so that any debris from the eraser will fall onto the table rather than into the camera or lens.

If none of these fix the F-- error then you may have a hardware failure in the camera body itself. If so, the only fix is to send it in for repair - you can't access the interior parts of the camera without special tools that only the repair facility has.

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the repair is not expensive, should be around $200 or less, provided that you did not damage the internal glasses and mechanics and sensors. You will need a receipt to repair it at Nikon USA, or goto an authorized repair center to get quote.

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