When I turn on my camera, the control panel flashes the word "off." The settings and fact that the battery is full the are displayed but not flashing. This was an intermittant problem but isn't any more!
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Re: Nikon d80 won't turn on
Pcog3 & Guests,
Check to make sure (before you turn aon the camera) that the SD card is seated and lens is completely in the right position, if it's not the camera will malfunction and stay or turn off. The last guest that doesn't have info on the LCD can turn the menu items back on in the settings preferences.
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I assume you want to adjust the light output of your camera's built in flash. You cannot make any adjustments to the flash output on the L830. In fact, you cannot even adjust the built in flash on my $3,000 D800. All you can do is turn it on or off or set various modes that allow its built in flash to control other stand alone flash units such as the SB 910. You can manually control the flash output on stand alone units by instructing them to use fractional power outputs such as 1/2 or 1/4 power from either the camera menus on a Nikon SLR or the flash itself. The bottom line is that in order to control the flash, you need an external flash unit that costs more than your camera cost you.
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.
The error E:91 indicates a hardware malfunction in the Camera. In this case, you may try resetting the Camera to the original factory settings. Follow the steps given below to reset the Camera to the original factory settings: (a) Press the Menu button to display the menu screen. (b) After pressing the right arrow on the control button, go to the (setup) setting, then press the right arrow again. (c) Next, press the left/right/up/down arrow on the control button to select "Setup 1" option. (d) Then, select the "Initialize" option OK, OK. (e) Set the clock if date and time screen appear. (f) Next, turn off the Camera and remove the Battery pack and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. (g) Then, reinsert the Battery pack and turn the Camera ON.
Performing all the above steps will reset the Camera to the original factory settings. After resetting the Camera to the original factory settings, please check the operation of the Camera. If the Camera continues to display the error E:91 then service will be required.
Right now Canon's support section for their website is down.
What I'm looking for is to see if the flash was turned off by the control panel accidently. Most digital have a setting to turn it off.
Typically if the camera needs a flash and can't give you one you will get a warning message on the screen. If thats whats happening, then the sensor is working.
Sometimes weak batteries will cause the flash not to work because there may be enought current to run the screen and the shutter but not enough to run the flash at the same time. If you say the batteries are fine then that probably isn't the case.
If you have the book handy you might want to check the control panel settings and find the flash controls.
bad memory card most likely. try reformatting card in camera. try battery out for 10 seconds for full reset if that does not work. may have a problem writing to card. you can also try another card. cf i believe on that camera. good luck. mark
The batteries may be low. If you see the low battery icon, recharge or replace the batteries or use the optional AC adapter. The flash may be recharging. Wait until the status light turns green, and try again. The camera may be full. Check the picture counter on the display panel. Erase some pictures, or transfer the pictures to your computer and then erase them. Make sure your CompactFlash memory card is installed. You may need to format your CompactFlash memory card. Check to see if a message is displayed on the camera's LCD screen. The camera may be connected to your computer. When it's connected, you can't use any of the controls on the camera itself. See your user's manual for instructions on taking pictures from your computer.
Turning the Flash Off and On:
1. With the camera in any user set, repeatedly press the Flash/ISO button on the lens barrel until the flash cancel icon (a lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it) is displayed on the control panel and screen.
2. When finished, to return to the default setting, press the Flash/ISO button until AUTO and the lightning bolt icon are displayed on the control panel and no flash icon is displayed on the screen.
If it still doesnt help:
1. Check that batteries are fresh.
2. Check that camera hasn't been set for no-flash mode.
3. Give the flash time to charge before pressing shutter.