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Nikon d80 won't turn on

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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  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    I just bought new Nikon D80. When I on the camera, the display control panel does not give any indication. My viewfiinder is working fine and I can take picture, but the control panel does not give any detail info just like the viewfinder.

    Please help!

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I have the same Problem

  • Pcog3 Dec 01, 2008

    Half the time I turn on my 1-year old Nikon D80, the LCD flashes "OFF" and the camera will not function. After turning it off and on a few time, either it flashes "ERR" or works normally.



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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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